France suspends flights with Brazil to avoid Brazilian variant of the coronavirus

With the measure, which has no deadline to end, country seeks to prevent the entry of the Manaus strain into the country. "We have noticed that the situation is getting worse," said the French prime minister.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  France will suspend "until further notice" all its flights with Brazil due to concerns generated by the Brazilian variant of Covid-19, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Tuesday.

"We have noticed that the situation is worsening and have therefore decided to suspend all flights between Brazil and France until further notice," he said.

The measure is valid both for flights departing from Brazil and those leaving French territory and meets the requests of experts in the European country, who warned about the danger of the virus entering the country.

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