France suspends all Brazil flights due to coronavirus variants
France’s prime minister has announced the suspension of all flights between Brazil and France amid concerns over coronavirus variants.
Prime Minister Jean Castex made the announcement in parliament.
He said: “We note that the situation is getting worse and so we have decided to suspend all flights between Brazil and France until further notice.”
France has had 5.1 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, the highest number in Europe, and has seen more than 99,000 people die in the pandemic.