The i says the new variant of coronavirus is so infectious that it is likely to delay any return to normality by four months and lead to tougher restrictions across the UK.
Britain’s border with France was closed last night with all travellers and lorry drivers blocked from leaving and the EU ready to ban all arrivals to the bloc, The Times reports.
The Daily Telegraph claims the ban on passenger flights and freight transport from the UK threatens to disrupt food supplies, Christmas gifts and even the COVID vaccine.
The Daily Mail claims millions of families face months of living under Tier 4 restrictions.
The Daily Express says Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted that the toughest coronavirus restrictions could be in place for at least two months.
The Daily Star has suggested Health Secretary Matt Hancock became emotional during TV interviews when revealing he would not be able to see his mother at Christmas because of England’s new tough coronavirus restrictions.
The Guardian says European countries have banned flights and ferries carrying British travellers amid concerns over the new strain of coronavirus.
The Metro says Europe has lined up to ban British travellers after the new coronavirus variant sent new cases soaring by 51% in a week.
The Financial Times says ministers have warned England faces months of tough restrictions until all elderly and vulnerable people have been vaccinated amid concerns over a new strain of COVID-19.