Coronavirus: UK issues toughest Tier 4 Covid-19 restrictions, countries ban flights from Britain

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The UK announced stricter Covid-19 restrictions after a new variant of the coronavirus strain was found spreading rapidly. The country recorded 35,928 Covid-19 infections in just one day on December 20, an all-time high for the UK. Many European countries have issued a ban on flights coming from Britain. On December 21, Hong Kong also announced a ban on flights from the UK, and has also extended the quarantine period for those returning from the UK from a usual two-week period to three weeks. As of December 21, 2020, the UK had recorded 2,040,161 coronavirus cases and 67,503 related deaths.



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