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UK to impose 14-day quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

Fri, 22nd May 2020 17:14

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Britain will introduce a 14-day
quarantine for almost all international travellers from June 8,
interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, with anyone
breaking the rules facing a 1,000 pound ($1,218) fine.

The government said there would be some exemptions,
including road haulage and freight workers, medical
professionals travelling to help with the fight against the
coronavirus and those coming from Ireland.

"Now we are past the peak of this virus, we must take steps
to guard against imported cases triggering a resurgence of this
deadly disease," Patel said at the government's daily news
conference.
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and Alistair Smout, Writing by
Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)

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