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UK government imposes quarantine after holidays in Spain

The decision followed the revival of new outbreaks in Spain. Authorities are imposing closures and midnight curfew.

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Britons have to quarantine after holidays in Spain

Over the Weekend, the UK government announced that Britons who returned from holidays in Spain have to quarantine for two weeks. They should have two week quarantines or face fines of up to £1,000 if they break the rules. This follows a spike of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Brits coming back from holidays in Spain have to quarantine

The Foreign Office has advised to travel to Spain just for essential needs, although this does not apply to the Canary or Balearic islands. The Spain’s authorities claimed that the country has lost 28,000 lives before controlling the outbreak. Also that, there is a risk of an earlier second outbreak.

The self isolating should be done if you came from mainland Spain, the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa) and the Balearic Islands, such as Mallorca and Ibiza. This statement was confirmed from the Department for Transport.

New outbreaks in Spain

The Spanish health ministry has reported that there are 971 new daily infections. The number, actually, is the biggest daily increase since the latest Spain’s lockdown ended. The latest region to crack down is Catalonia. This region is trying to halt new infection clusters in Spain.

The wealthy North-East region insisted all nightclubs to close for 15 days and put a midnight curfew on bars. The bars location is in the greater Barcelona area and other towns around Lleida that have become contagion hot zones.

The quarantine imposition came as PHE, which was involved in the Spain decision, found itself under-fire from senior Tories for its failure to own up to leadership mistakes during the handling of the pandemic. Chief executive Duncan Selbie was said to have defended the decision to stop contact tracing during the Covid-19 peak.


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