AIM IP specialist Tekcapital to sell or float all four portfolio companies 'within 2 years'. Watch the full video here

Less Ads, More Data, More Tools Register for FREE

UPDATE 1-UK worried about second wave in Europe, won't hesitate to act on quarantine

Thu, 30th Jul 2020 07:21

(Adds quote, detail)

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - Britain's Health Secretary Matt
Hancock said on Thursday he was worried about a second wave of
coronavirus infections in Europe and that the government would
not hesitate to act to bring back quarantine measures if
necessary to keep Britain safe.

"I am worried about a second wave. I think you can see a
second wave starting to roll across Europe, and we've got to do
everything we can to prevent it from reaching these shores, and
to tackle it," Hancock said during an interview on Sky News.

"We have significant concerns about the second wave that is
coming across Europe. And it's not just Spain ... but there are
other countries too where the number of cases is rising. And we
are absolutely determined to do everything that we can to keep
this country safe," he said.

Britain re-imposed a 14-day quarantine period on people
arriving from Spain last week.

Other European countries favoured by British tourists for
summer holidays, such as France, remain exempt from quarantine
measures as things stand but have seen a rise in infections,
leading to fears that they too would soon be subject to
quarantine measures.

Hancock did not mention any other country by name apart from
Spain.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by Estelle Shirbon;
editing by Costas Pitas)

Related Shares

More News

LONDON MARKET CLOSE: Equities rally after shocking US jobs undershoot

LONDON MARKET CLOSE: Equities rally after shocking US jobs undershoot

Today 16:58

LONDON MARKET MIDDAY: FTSE 100 hits 14-month high ahead of US jobs

LONDON MARKET MIDDAY: FTSE 100 hits 14-month high ahead of US jobs

Today 12:13

TOP NEWS: British Airways-owner IAG has EUR1.22 billion quarterly loss

TOP NEWS: British Airways-owner IAG has EUR1.22 billion quarterly loss

Today 09:05

LONDON MARKET OPEN: St Modwen surges on Blackstone takeover bid

LONDON MARKET OPEN: St Modwen surges on Blackstone takeover bid

Today 08:59

Login to your account

Don't have an account? Click here to register.

Quickpicks are a member only feature

Login to your account

Don't have an account? Click here to register.