New strain of virus, UK govt calls for emergency meet

Belgium and Netherlands suspended flights from the UK.

UK PM says that the new virus is 70% more transmissible

Not known if the recently released vaccines are effective on the new strain found.

New virus also been detected in Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and South Africa.

Harshest measures to be taken since the country’s first lock down in March.

Germany banning all flights coming from the UK with the exception of cargo flights

Italy blocks flights from the UK and prohibits anyone who has been in the UK for the last 14 days.

Czech Republic imposed similar restriction