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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 04:30 PM

France to allow limited border reopening, but thousands of trucks remain stranded in U.K.

Source: Washington Post

LONDON — The ports on both sides of the English Channel, one of the most crucial trade routes in Europe between Britain and France, remained snarled with thousands of idled cargo trucks on Tuesday, over fears of a fast-spreading coronavirus mutation spreading “out of control” in England.

More than 40 countries have erected travel bans with Britain, disrupting passenger air service between the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.

France on Tuesday announced a limited re-opening, starting at midnight, for traffic coming via ferry, train and tunnel, but only for E.U. citizens and Britons living in the E.U. — and only if they provide a negative coronavirus test from the previous 72 hours.

France and Britain continued to haggle over when and how to restart the flow of trade.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/uk-coronavirus-mutation-travel-bans/2020/12/22/3de9f8e4-43fc-11eb-ac2a-3ac0f2b8ceeb_story.html

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 04:43 PM

1. Meanwhile: Tesco puts buying caps on several products

Source: BBC

Tesco puts buying caps on several products

22 December 2020

Tesco has introduced purchasing limits on some products including eggs, rice, soap and toilet roll.

The move is to make sure everyone has access to the products, it said in an email to customers.

Customers are allowed to buy up to three of each item.

The move comes as almost 3,000 lorries remain stranded in Kent after restrictions on travel and freight between the UK and France were introduced.

The supermarket giant also encouraged customers to shop alone to ensure social distancing in stores.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55406136

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 07:32 PM

2. "Customers are allowed to buy up to three of each item."

I read this as "customers are encouraged to buy three of each item".

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