Dec 21, 2020

DHL and Royal Mail warn on parcel disruption

PA. Royal Mail has suspended deliveries to Europe, while Germany's DHL is stopping all parcels and deliveries to the UK. The moves, just days before Christmas, come amid new transport restrictions and chaos at ports due to fears about a new strain of coronavirus in the UK. Letters and postcards are unaffected, DHL said. "Regrettably, we are forced to completely halt deliveries of packages and letters containing goods to Britain and Ireland from now until further notice," DHL said. Royal Mail has suspended mail services to mainland Europe according to a statement on its website. Haulage firms have also seen growing disruption, forcing supermarkets to try to dampen fears that the chaos will cause food shortages. "Severe disruption at ports is the last thing Covid-struck and Brexit-weary businesses need."

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