Coronavirus: UK plans to relax quarantine requirements for travelers

Airplanes sit at stands at terminal five at Heathrow Airport in London, Thursday Aug. 10, 2006. British authorities thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft in flight between the United States and the United Kingdom using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, officials said Thursday. (AP)

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

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“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.”

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