BRUSSEL – The EU executive threw a lifeline to Britain on Tuesday after being stranded in the Kovid-19 secession, recommending that EU members roll-out the border to resume the border and keep people on Christmas Allow us to return home.
Much of the world closed its borders in Britain, as a mutated version of the coronovirus was detected to spread rapidly to southern England, closing part of trade with the rest of Europe, and truck drivers was abandoned.
With lines of trucks arriving on the horizon in Kent, England, and supermarket shelves just days before Christmas, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to take on French President Emmanuel Macron to lift a ban on freight from Britain .
Johnson and his advisers said that the mutated version of the virus, which may be 70 percent more infectious, was spreading rapidly, but this was identified because British scientists were skilled in genomic surveillance.
The European Commission advised that non-essential travel to the UK should be discouraged, but said that those going home should be allowed to do so provided they undergo the Kovid-19 test or quarantine for 10 days.
“The blanket travel ban should not prevent thousands of EU and UK citizens from returning to their homes,” European Justice Commissioner Didier Reinders said in a statement.
The recommendations are designed to set general rules within the European Union and the ambassadors will consider adopting them on Tuesday. However, border controls are governed by national policy, so each EU country can have its own rules.
An alternative is for truck drivers to roll-out the Kovid-19 test on a larger scale, although such tests typically take 24 to 48 hours to produce results, so it was not immediately clear that trucks with Christmas days How fast can I move again?
The discovery of the new strain, the vaccine is expected to be widely available a few months ago, has killed more than 67,000 people in the UK.
Scientists say there is no evidence that the vaccines currently being deployed in the UK – made by Pfizer and BioNotech – or other Kovid-19 shots in development will not protect against this version, called B1.1. 7 is known as dynasty.
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Britain is just nine days ahead of the effective Kovid-19 quarantine as it is due to leave the European Union after a transition period – considered to be one of the biggest changes in post-World War Two British history.
Countries from Europe and beyond have suspended travel from the UK since the weekend. Germany banned British travelers from Tuesday which could remain in force until January. 6. New stress cases have also been detected in some other countries including Denmark and Italy.
The closure of the border has caused headaches across Europe, particularly to those trying to carry spoiled food.
From 1 January, with the end of the Brexit transition period, only essential travel from Britain will be allowed until the European Union is added to the “safe countries” list, which is currently made up of just eight countries.
This limit will not apply to UK citizens who are residents of the European Union or EU residents in the UK.