Sputnik is live in Folkestone, where lorries form long queues in the port town as Europe had closed its borders with the UK over a new, highly contagious strain of coronavirus.
Many countries worldwide have suspended air traffic with the UK. The first to make such a decision were the Netherlands and Belgium, followed by Germany, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Austria and France. As of now, more than a dozen countries in Europe and elsewhere, including Russia, Turkey, Israel and India, have announced decisions to halt air traffic with the UK.
In addition to a ban on passenger travel, France has suspended human-handled freight transport from the UK.
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