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Government warns France could be next on quarantine list

by LLB Politics Reporter
7th Aug 20 10:55 am

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned on Friday that France could be next on the quarantine list due to soaring coronavirus cases.

Brits have been warned that there is “always the risk of travel disruption to travel plans” particularly as Boris Johnson said, there are “signs of a second wave” in Europe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said this is unhelpful, as “we are in the first wave. It’s going to be one big wave.”

For the second day France has seen more 1,600 cases in 24 hours, and these daily numbers have not been since May.

All travel from the Bahamas, Andorra and Belgium were added on Thursday evening to the quarantine list. Any person arriving back to the UK from these three countries after 4am on Saturday will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London have also updated their travel advice, against non-essential travel to those destinations.

Talking to Sky News, Sunak was asked what should British holidaymakers do, as many thousands will be preparing to travel to France.

He responded with, “What I can say to people is we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and that means there is always the risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.

“It’s the right thing for us to do to keep everything under review on a constant basis, talking with our scientists and medical advisers.

“And if we need to take action as you’ve seen overnight, we will of course not hesitate to do that and we’re doing that to protect people’s health.

“In the meantime, people should look at the guidance and take everything into account and make a decision they think is best.”

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