United Kingdom cut off over fears of new coronavirus strain

United Kingdom cut off over fears of new coronavirus strain



The United Kingdom (UK) has been shut off from much of Europe after its closest allies cut transport ties due to fears about a new strain of the coronavirus.


Meanwhile, Thailand has seen its worst outbreak of the coronavirus yet after hundreds of cases were traced to the country’s biggest seafood market.


A lockdown has been imposed in and around Samut Sakhon, a province near the capital Bangkok, as up to 40,000 people will be tested, health officials have said.


Saudi Arabia has suspended all international passenger flights for one week following news of the new strain of the coronavirus, state media reported.


There have been more than 77 million cases of the coronavirus worldwide, with more than 1.69 million deaths.