Dec 21, 2020

Supermarkets try to calm food shortage fears amid border chaos

Retailers have played down fears of immediate food shortages after France shut its borders to UK hauliers for 48 hours. Unaccompanied freight, such as containers or lorry trailers on their own, can still be transported from the UK to France. The Port of Dover is closed to traffic leaving the UK "Until further notice" due to border restrictions in France, port authorities said on Sunday. Another freight industry lobby group, Logistics UK, said it was concerned about the welfare of drivers going from the UK to France, and said they should have access to regular testing. The block on freight traffic into France came as a number of European countries banned flights and other travel from the UK over fears about VUI - a mutation of the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly in the UK..

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