Britain could make Portugal quarantine decision on Friday, minister says

LONDON, Sept 3- Britain could make a decision on Friday on whether to impose a 14- day quarantine on arrivals from Portugal after cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the popular holiday destination, the UK’s health minister, Matt Hancock, said on Thursday. Britain allowed holiday-makers to travel to Portugal without any restrictions less than two weeks ago but a…

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Britain could make a decision on

Friday on whether to impose a 14-day quarantine on arrivals from

Portugal after cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the popular

holiday destination, the UK’s health minister, Matt Hancock,

said on Thursday.

Britain allowed holiday-makers to travel to Portugal withoutany restrictions less than two weeks ago but a rise in thecoronavirus there has prompted speculation it will be put backon a list of countries that require quarantine measures.

“We follow the data and we make these announcements in anorganised way on a Friday lunchtime,” Hancock told Sky News.(Reporting by Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge; editing byWilliam Schomberg)

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