UK preparing to relax quarantine measures, minister says

26 June 2020 - 13:42 By Guy Faulconbridge
Roxana Sauer, Medical Director of the Medical Care Centre (MVZ) takes a sample for a Covid-19 test on a fictional patient in her car at a drive-through testing centre.
Roxana Sauer, Medical Director of the Medical Care Centre (MVZ) takes a sample for a Covid-19 test on a fictional patient in her car at a drive-through testing centre.
Image: Torsten Silz / AFP

Britain is working on an a plan to relax its quarantine for international travellers with some countries where there is a lower risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, Environment Secretary George Eustice said on Friday.

"I know that Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, is giving this a lot of consideration so that the quarantine provisions that we have got in place can perhaps start to be relaxed with certain countries where the risk is low," he told BBC TV.

"I don't know exactly when further information will be announced but I know that it is something the government is working on," he said. "I know it is being considered." 

Reuters


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