December 20th According to a report by the Dutch BNO News Network and other media on the 20th, the virus strain was also found in the Netherlands in early December after a new strain of the more infectious novel coronavirus was discovered in the United Kingdom.
The Dutch government decided to issue travel restrictions for the United Kingdom, requiring a ban on flights carrying British passengers from arriving in the Netherlands from December 20, and the ban will last until January 1, 2021.
On the 19th local time, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists confirmed that a new variant of the novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom is 70% more infectious than the ordinary coronavirus.
The British side said that the new variant may have been transmitted abroad, and the most urgent task is to ensure that this variant of the virus does not lead to higher mortality.
On the same day, the World Health Organization said it was maintaining close contact with British officials about a new variant of the novel coronavirus emerging in the country.