As the new COVID-19 hits England, European countries halted travelers from the United Kingdom on Monday.

The banning of planes and train transports rose as concerns about new coronavirus strain spread across the country, Reuters reported.

The imposed ban was initially announced by Belgium. The country said its borders to flights and trains from United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands will be suspended.

The countries that shut off travel ties after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Saturday that a highly infectious new strain of COVID-19 had spread in the country.

According to Reuters, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Israel, and Canada were the first to stop transportations from England.

France, a country close to the UK, halted transportation for people and trucks, closing the trade artery with Europe, “I’m in touch with my opposite number in France and we’re doing everything we can to get that restarted, in fact, they’ve said to us they want to restart the haulers as quickly as possible,” Transport Secretary Grant was quoted by the Sky News.

Shapps said bans will be left swiftly as it is his priority in a time British prepared for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Brexit contingency plans to deal with delays in transport in the southern UK region of Kent have been triggered by the government.

The chaos comes just as United Kingdom is near to exit Europe.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.