Netherlands BANS UK flights in bid to contain new coronavirus mutation

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The Dutch government announced the travel restriction in a statement with the ban commencing on December 20 at 6.00am local time.

It said: “A contagious new variant of coronavirus has been detected in the United Kingdom.

“This strain of the virus is thought to spread more easily and more quickly and is also harder to detect.

“In light of this, on Saturday afternoon, the UK government announced tougher restrictions for London, the South East of England and the East of England.”

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