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Russia suspends air communication with Great Britain

15:40, 21 December 2020
Russia suspends air communication with Great Britain Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

Russia will suspend flights with the UK for a week. 

The restrictions come into effect from 00:00 a.m. on December 22, 2020, and remain valid for a week.  We are carefully studying the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK. Further decisions will depend on the results of these studies, the operational headquarters said in a statement.

A new strain of coronavirus has been identified in the UK. Scientists noted that it spreads faster than other varieties of COVID-19 and already dominates the British capital. About 20 countries have suspended air communication with the UK after these reports.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that the World Health Organization had called on countries to analyze the situation with the spread of a new mutated type of coronavirus infection and take appropriate measures to curb it.