The British newspaper “The Guardian” said that the echo of the new Corona virus in the United Kingdom overwhelmed border crossings after France imposed a ban on trucks.
Downing Street, the British government, said that the government is in talks with France to end a ban on shipping that would increase the chaos of UK ports, with ministers excluded to summon Parliament despite the impact of a new type of Corona virus..
A spokesman for Boris Johnson said that Grant Shaps, the transport minister, had been in contact with his French counterpart about the 48-hour ban on cargo carriers from Britain, hoping to find a way forward “in the next few hours.”“.
Johnson chaired a meeting of the Governmental Emergency Committee Cobra, today, Monday, then hosted the press conference to brief the nation on the latest developments..
The government is developing contingency plans to deal with an expected queue of trucks in Channel ports, after France banned shipping movements due to the rapid spread in England of the variable Covid-19 Which spreads more quickly.
France also announced a travel ban for travelers from the United Kingdom, along with countries such as Denmark, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey and Canada..
London, and much of southern and eastern England, has been put into a new level 4 that looks like a lockdown from restrictions starting from Sunday, with people ordered not to travel anywhere else in the UK..
Downing Street played down the importance of extending the restrictions, noting that the ministers believed that the new system would be sufficient to limit the spread of the new strain..
Asked about the shipping ban, a spokesman for Johnson said the UK was “working incredibly closely with our international partners” to end the disruption, adding: “The French Minister of Transport is trying to establish a robust health protocol in the next few hours to ensure this movement from the UK. You can resume, we are in close contact with the French to try to solve this problem “.