Passengers queue for the departure area at Heathrow airport in London, a day after a number of countries started to ban flights from Britain. Photo: Xinhua Passengers queue for the departure area at Heathrow airport in London, a day after a number of countries started to ban flights from Britain. Photo: Xinhua
Passengers queue for the departure area at Heathrow airport in London, a day after a number of countries started to ban flights from Britain. Photo: Xinhua

China pulls plug on British flights as variant Covid-19 ‘out of control’

  • Beijing joins a number of countries suspending arrivals from Britain as London and southeast England go into lockdown
  • Decision based on changing nature of the virus and the need to safeguard public health, says foreign ministry spokesman

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers queue for the departure area at Heathrow airport in London, a day after a number of countries started to ban flights from Britain. Photo: Xinhua Passengers queue for the departure area at Heathrow airport in London, a day after a number of countries started to ban flights from Britain. Photo: Xinhua
Passengers queue for the departure area at Heathrow airport in London, a day after a number of countries started to ban flights from Britain. Photo: Xinhua
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