The new coronavirus mutation in the UK scares Europe ... Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo stated that they will stop air and rail transportation with this country for at least 19 hours after the announcement that a new type of coronavirus (Covid-24) has emerged in the UK. .
Italian Foreign Minister also stated that flights with Britain were mutually suspended. In his statement on the television program, De Croo said that the borders will be temporarily closed from midnight to those who will come to Belgium by plane or train from England.
Stating that they made this decision in order to make scientific consultations about a new virus seen in the south of England and reported to be transmitted more quickly, De Croo noted that the 24-hour period could be extended.
"There are many unanswered questions about the mutation or whether the new strain of virus has reached the European mainland," says De Croo. said.
THE NETHERLANDS HAS STOPPED FLIGHTS
The Dutch government also announced last night that it banned flights with England until January 1.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that they were in "close contact" with British officials regarding the mutation of Covid-19, which is said to spread faster.
SIMILAR STEPS MAY COME FROM GERMANY AND FRANCE
Speaking to AFP, officials from the German Ministry of Health received a flight ban signal. It was reported that the Berlin administration could impose a flight ban or restriction on Britain and South Africa. It was also reported that France could also stop flights to England.
NEW KIND JUMPED TO OTHER COUNTRIES
Countries are closing borders as a precaution. On the other hand, according to information from Belgium and the Netherlands, a new type of coronavirus mutation has already been seen in both countries.
On the other hand, World Health Organization officials, who made a statement to the BBC, stated that besides Belgium and the Netherlands, there were cases of mutated coronavirus in Austria and Denmark.
According to AFP's report, the WHO European Office called on member states to increase measures after the emergence of the new mutation. According to the data of this office, nine cases were seen in Denmark. One case was encountered in the Netherlands and Austria.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that they are in close contact with the British authorities regarding the mutation of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19), which is said to spread faster.
"We are in close contact with British officials about the faster spreading new type of Covid-19," the WHO shared on Twitter. statement was included.
In the sharing, it was stated that the "information, results and analysis" of the ongoing research on the new type of Covid-19 will continue to be shared by the British authorities.
It was also noted that 194 countries that are members of WHO will be informed as more information is obtained about "the characteristics and possible effects of the new strain of the virus".
NEW SPECIES MORE INFECTIOUS BY 70 PERCENT
A faster spreading new strain of Covid-19 was discovered in the southeast of England.
In a statement made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a group of scientists, it was reported that the new species discovered in the country was 70 percent more contagious.