Jordan suspends flights from UK over mutant coronavirus strain

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-21 21:54:23|Editor: huaxia

AMMAN, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Monday decided to suspend all direct and indirect flights from the United Kingdom (UK) for two weeks over fears of the mutated coronavirus strain.

Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali Al-Ayed said the flights would be suspended from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3, state-run Petra news agency reported.

The decision to suspend flights comes after reports of registering cases of mutated coronavirus strain in the UK, which requires additional precautionary measures.

The minister said the decision was taken following a recommendation by the Health Ministry. Jordan will follow up closely on the epidemiological situation in the UK and will make further decisions based on it, he added. Enditem