Coronavirus: Belgium suspends flight, trains from UK over new COVID-19 variant

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Belgium is suspending flight and train arrivals from Britain from midnight Sunday after the UK detected a coronavirus variant suspected to be more infectious, a government official told AFP.

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo told Belgian television channel VRT the ban will be in place for at least 24 hours.

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The abrupt decision came a day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown for London and parts of southeast England to at least December 30.

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