Ireland to restrict travel from Britain over new coronavirus strain

Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Irish Green Party, is photographed during a television interview during the build-up to Ireland's national election in Dublin, Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will impose restrictions on flights and ferries from Britain from midnight in response to a new strain of the coronavirus detected there, Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said on Sunday.

"General travel between here and Britain is going to be restricted, and we will review it on Tuesday morning," the minister told Virgin Media News. There is an exception for goods traffic and essential supply chain workers.

(Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Angus MacSwan)