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France plans to end UK border closure by midnight Tuesday – Bloomberg News

A man walks past lorries parked on the M20 motorway after EU countries imposed a travel ban from the UK due to a new strain of the coroanvirus spreading in Britain

(Reuters) – France told fellow European Union envoys meeting in Brussels that it planned to end a border closure with Britain by midnight on Tuesday, a Bloomberg reporter said https://twitter.com/nchrysoloras/status/1341442451890970624 in a tweet.

Earlier in the day the EU executive threw Britain a lifeline after it became stranded in COVID-19 isolation, recommending that EU member states roll back sweeping border closures to allow freight to resume and let people return home for Christmas.

Much of the world shut their borders to Britain after a mutated variant of the novel coronavirus was discovered spreading swiftly across southern England, halting a chunk of trade with the rest of Europe and leaving truckers stranded.

(Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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