Britain sends more troops to Dover to clear lorry queues

The UK dispatched additional military personnel to the port of Dover on Friday (December 25).
Your Christmas assignment ... to clear the lines of trucks as cross-channel travel has been reintroduced for drivers who receive a negative COVID-19 test.
Ferry services between Dover and the French port of Calais resumed on Thursday (December 24th).
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That after several days of a blockade imposed by France when a new coronavirus variant was discovered in England.
On Friday, a public holiday, traffic moved slowly through the harbor.
Most of the trucks were parked higher up the freeway as drivers waited on Christmas Day to run tests before they were allowed to board the ferries.
Another 800 British troops have now been sent to the port, as well as the 300 already there, British media reported.
The French and British governments agreed to end the blockade late Tuesday (December 22nd).
UK authorities say it will likely take days to clear the long lines of trucks.
Video transcript
NARRATOR: Britain dispatched additional military personnel to the port of Dover on Friday. Your Christmas assignment - clearing the queues of trucks as cross-channel travel has been reintroduced for drivers who receive a negative COVID-19 test. Ferry services between Dover and the French port of Calais resumed on Thursday. That after several days of a blockade imposed by France when a new coronavirus variant was discovered in England.
On Friday, a public holiday, traffic moved slowly through the harbor. Most of the trucks were parked farther up the freeway as drivers waited to run tests on Christmas Day before they were allowed to board the ferries. Another 800 British troops have now been sent to the port, as well as the 300 already there, British media reported. The French and British governments agreed to end the blockade late Tuesday. However, the long lines of trucks are expected to take days to clear.

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