The number of people found infected with the Corona virus has so far exceeded 2 million in Germany. The country’s Disease Control Agency said on Friday that the number of infected has increased to 20,00,958 after 22,368 new cases of infection were reported during the last 24 hours. The Robert Koch Institute said that Corona infection has killed 1,113 people in Germany in a day, after which the total number of dead has risen to 44,994.
Now a new variant of Corona has been stirred up in Brazil. To prevent it from spreading in the country, Britain has banned flights coming from many countries including South America and Portugal. It has been learned about the Brazilian variant that it is more contagious than the new variants found in Britain.
According to local time in Britain, flights to the said countries were banned from 4 am on Friday morning. Britain’s Transport Minister Grant Shaps says Portugal has been banned because it has too many travel links with Brazil.
Let me tell you, Britain is already upset with the new form of Corona found in their country. In such a situation, the situation may worsen if the Brazilian variant reaches the country, so it has immediately stopped flights from Brazil and other South American countries.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a meeting with MPs in the British Parliament. In this, the MPs had demanded a ban on flights in view of the new variants found in Brazil. Immediately, PM Johnson made this decision. The UK aviation industry, already struggling with the crisis, will be further hit by the new ban on flights. There are already many countries in trouble due to the ban on flights. Passenger traffic from Heathrow Airport in London dropped to 73 per cent in 2020. In December, it had fallen by 83 percent. The ban on Portugal will reduce this further, as the British people go there in large numbers to holiday there.