Travel From U.K. Shut Down As Nations Assess Threat Of New Coronavirus Strain

The Extinction Chronicles

December 21, 202011:25 AM ET

BRAKKTON BOOKERTwitter

Passengers wearing face masks wait next to the Eurostar Terminal at Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Monday. France is banning all travel from the U.K. for 48 hours in an attempt to make sure that a new strain of the coronavirus in Britain doesn’t reach its shores.Lewis Joly/AP

Updated 2:30 p.m. ET

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Monday attempted to reassure skittish European neighbors that his government had the threat of a new strain of the coronavirus under control.

In a press conference at No. 10 Downing St., Johnson also said he was in talks with France, one of several nations which have banned entry from the U.K. since the weekend, causing chaos for travelers and cargo shipments.

Johnson said he and the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, had “a very good call” earlier in the day…

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