British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers

British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers

LONDON – Around 1,000 British soldiers were spending Christmas Day trying to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stuck in southeast England after France briefly closed its border to the U.K. then demanded coronavirus tests from all amid fears of a new, apparently more contagious, virus variant.…
Isolation of UK eases but backlog could take days to clear

Isolation of UK eases but backlog could take days to clear

CALAIS – Goods and passengers from Britain began arriving on French shores Wednesday following a two-day blockade imposed because of a new variant of the coronavirus that had isolated the U.K. and raised fears of food shortages. But officials warned the backlog would take days to work through.…