Italy finds new Covid stress patient as EU fears mutation erupts across channel
Italy finds a patient infected with the corona virus in the UK. The Ministry of Health found out Sunday night. The ministry said the patient and partner had returned to Italy from the UK for the past few days on a flight that had landed at Rome’s Fiamisino airport and were now in isolation. This comes as the European Union seeks to unify the response to the crisis, which appears to have closed countries’ borders ahead of the Christmas holidays. The 27-member team will convene a crisis meeting on Monday to coordinate travel restrictions and avoid new pressures, which are likely to add up to 70 per cent more than their predecessors, already in many countries. . A German government has said that travel and cargo restrictions imposed by Germany, France and the Netherlands could be extended to the entire union, and that countries are responding jointly to maritime, road and rail ties with Britain. The border closes weeks before the deadline to see the UK leave the EU without a trade deal, which adds to the challenges of transporting goods and people. Germany, the president of the rotating European Union, has invited EU members to a crisis meeting to unify the response. “On the Agenda: EU Coordination on the Response to the Newly Identified Covid-19 Variant in the UK,” Sebastian Fisher, a spokesman for Germany’s EU presidency, wrote on Twitter.