December 21st – British Prime Minister Johnson is holding an emergency meeting to deal with the shortage of imported food caused by the blockade of many countries against the United Kingdom. At present, at least 26 countries have taken different degrees of blockade measures against Britain.
Johnson reportedly discussed the shortage of some imported food at a high-level meeting, and the government feared that if the port was closed for more than two days, some food would run out in a few weeks.
In addition, the shutdown of freight between Britain and France will not only affect the food supply, but may even affect the supply of coronavirus vaccine.
Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Brexit inventory and Christmas shopping spikes are testing the UK’s supply chain, and France’s 48-hour border closure is an absolute blow to the UK.
Matt Hancock, the British Health Secretary, also expressed concern that Britain’s level 4 epidemic prevention and control measures may last for months, and the travel ban may be as long.
At present, the number of countries imposing a border blockade against the United Kingdom is increasing, including Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Morocco, Turkey, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia At least 26 countries, including Te Arab Arabia, Israel, El Salvador, Argentina, Colombia and Chile, have taken measures to deal with the discovery of new strains of the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom.