- Deutsche Post DHL has ceased the deliveries in and out of Ireland after the flights and freight were suspended due to fears of the new coronavirus strain.
- The packages which were sent over the weekend would be returned to the sender due to a lack of storage capacity.
- Royal Mail has also halted services of packages and letters from Britain to Canada, Europe and Turkey.
Germany-based world’s largest logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL has ceased the deliveries in and out of Ireland after the flights and freight were suspended due to fears of the new coronavirus strain.
Amid the growing fears of the virus spread, the German firm temporarily ceased the services to Ireland and the UK.
In a statement, Deutsche Post DHL reportedly said unfortunately the company is compelled to halt the services for all private or business packages, as well as any goods deliveries to the UK and Ireland until further notice.
The courier company said that the packages which have been sent over the weekend would be returned to the sender due to a lack of storage capacity. However, the letters have not been impacted by the temporary suspension and air cargo supplies through DHL Express’s Time Definite global service would also reach their respective recipients.
In the meantime, the UK’s postal service and courier company Royal Mail has also halted services of packages and letters from Britain to Canada, Europe and Turkey. However, postal services to the Republic of Ireland have not been disrupted.
In a statement released on its website, Royal Mail said the shutting down of Dover port and flight bans have triggered substantial interruption to their international services. The firm said it is not sure how long this disruption is going to continue in the wake of the new coronavirus strain, but the company is looking to explore the other access points until the resumption of services at borders.
The firm, in the meantime, advised its customers not to plan sending goods or items to those destinations that are quite far.
A new coronavirus mutation was traced recently, and it is believed that the virus is extremely contagious. This was initially detected in some parts of Britain and was also discovered in a couple of other countries. In the wake of the new coronavirus strain, VUI-202012/01, the British government has announced stringent lockdown restrictions ahead of Christmas and the New Year holidays.
Moreover, many European Union nations have announced the temporary suspension of air services from the UK. Many other countries are also planning to impose a ban on flights coming from the UK in order to stop the spread of the new virus.