Chris Whitty said doing nothing is ‘not an option’ after it emerged that 10 Britons had returned from Spain with coronavirus.
The Government’s Covid-O committee met on Saturday afternoon after Health Secretary Matt Hancock raised concerns about a spike in Spanish infections on Friday.
10 Britons had recently tested positive for coronavirus after coming back from Spain, and there had been an increase of the infection in 15 of Spain’s 19 regions.
There is growing fears that Germany and France will soon be axed from the travel list as infections are rising, with local government minister Simon Clarke saying that the British public will just have to accept there is a ‘degree of uncertainty’ around foreign travel at the moment.
The decision to ban all but essential travel to Spain and to enforce quarantine on all arrivals coming back to the UK has sparked widespread fury among holidaymakers and travel firms. People have been left furious saying there is more chance of them catching coronavirus going to their local supermarket.
Business owners over in Spain have taken to social media to describe their frustration, with one tweeting : “This is absolutely ridiculous, our country is much safer than the UK with lower cases.”
There are rumours that self isolation will be reduced from 14 days down to 10 days.
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