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The British government ordered the army to help deliver fuel amid the crisis, the report said.

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British military personnel in combat uniform arrived at a BP storage depot on Monday after the government ordered the military to help deliver fuel to help compensate for a severe shortage of truck drivers, a Reuters reporter said.

Britain’s supply chain for everything from pork, petrol and poultry to medicines and milk has come to a grinding halt due to labor shortages in the wake of Brexit and the COVID crisis.

A fuel shortage amid a shortage of truck drivers led to chaotic scenes and drivers’ queues in major cities last week. Some fought at the pumps, while others stored fuel in old water bottles.

“As an additional precaution, we have hired additional drivers,” Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s finance minister, told LBC radio.

“The situation is improving now as I feel every day for over a week…

Reuters correspondents said they saw at least a dozen gas stations across London still remain closed.

The Petrol Retailers Association said around 22% of fuel stations in London and the south-east were still without fuel, and the association’s executive director, Gordon Balmer, said it could take a week to 10 days for stocks to return to normal.

British ministers have repeatedly denied that the fuel crisis had anything to do with Brexit and projected truck shortages as a global problem, although other European neighbors have experienced queues at gas stations. not done.

“The HGV driver is not a UK issue, it is a Europe issue and beyond,” Sunak said. “I want people to know that we are doing everything we can to mitigate some of those challenges where we can make a difference.”

Amid the gas station crisis, farmers have repeatedly warned that a shortage of butchers and slaughterhouse workers could force the slaughter of more than 100,000 pigs supported on farms.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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