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Thousands of Brits flee ‘Plague Island’ before EU borders close

by LLB political Reporter
21st Dec 20 1:10 pm

On Sunday Heathrow Airport and St Pancras International waited to board flights and trains out of the UK before the EU travel ban kicked in.

Brits who left risk carrying the new mutant strain of the virus which is up to 70% more contagious than previous variants.

On Sunday evening hundred of passengers were stranded as they tried to fly to Dublin from Heathrow as flights became overbooked.

Katie Cullen, a passenger attempting to travel, told The Irish Times, “It’s all over the place. People arrived after us and they haven’t been told anything and it is just general chaos.”

A engineering student who was travelling back home to Brussels said he was heading back for work and to access documents and a working computer.

He added, “I contracted the coronavirus a month ago. I should be pretty immune. I know it’s not 100% sure. I’ve been self-isolating for the last two weeks. Hopefully it’s going to be okay.”

France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Bulgaria and Denmark have taken decisive action against the UK following the new strain of the virus.

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