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Brits could be forced into quarantine crossing Scottish border

by LLB staff reporter
12th Jul 20 10:38 am

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out a quarantine period for Brits who cross the border.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Sturgeon was asked, “You have said that the rate of infection of coronavirus in England is now five times worse than Scotland where you’re pursuing an elimination strategy and yet you are not pressing the button on people from England coming into Scotland quarantine. Why not?”

Sturgeon replied to Marr, “I said we will keep all of these things under review.

“I set out in Parliament on Thursday is one of our biggest risks in the next weeks is the risk of importation into the country.

“That’s why we’ve taken a very cautious decision on international quarantine.

“This is not a position I relish being in but it also means we have to take a very close look in making sure the virus doesn’t come in from other parts of the UK.

“That’s not political or constitutional, it’s not something I’m planning to do but I will make decisions to protect the public health of Scotland.”

The British government have relaxed quarantine measures and dozens of countries are now exempt from the 14-day period that was put in place on 8 June.

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