Fears over United Kingdom coronavirus strain leads to new travel restrictions
DETROIT – Countries across the globe have quickly closed their borders to the United Kingdom as a new coronavirus variant is effectively cancelling Christmas celebrations in parts of England. There has been talk about different changes or mutations that happen with some regularity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. That came over the weekend as Johnson announced the concern over the new coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom. France has closed ports to the United Kingdom while Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Canada have closed their borders to air traffic. “Initial analysis suggests that this variant is growing faster than the existing variants, we’ve currently identified over 1,000 cases with this variant predominantly in the south of England,” said United Kingdom Health Secretary, Matt Hancock.