Britain will act quickly on quarantine if needed: PM Boris Johnson's spokesman

Britain will act quickly on quarantine if needed: PM Boris Johnson's spokesman

Britain's PM Johnson and Home Secretary Patel visit police in Northallerton
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minster Boris Johnson applies hand sanitiser during a visit to North Yorkshire Police to meet with recently graduated police officers in Northallerton, Britain July 30, 2020. Charlotte Graham/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON: Britain will act quickly to reimpose quarantine conditions on arrivals from specific countries if data supports such a move, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday (Aug 10).

"We can and we will act quickly if we judge that there is a risk to public health," the spokesman said.

He added that Britain was working toward resuming daily publication of data on the country's COVID-19 death toll, and that a review of the methodology behind existing data was due to be concluded later this week.

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Source: Reuters/aa

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