COVID-19: Prime Minister to hold COBRA meeting as Europe closes borders

Boris Johnson is to call an emergency COBRA meeting after many countries in Europe closed their borders to the UK.

A Number 10 spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister will chair a COBRA meeting on Monday to discuss the situation regarding international travel, in particular the steady flow of freight into and out of the UK.”

It comes after France suspended “all flows of people from the United Kingdom for 48 hours, and for all means of transport”.

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