Britain Could Make Portugal Quarantine Decision On Friday, Minister Says

Britain could make a decision on Friday on whether to impose a 14-day quarantine on arrivals from Portugal after cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the popular holiday destination, the UK’s health minister, Matt Hancock, said on Thursday.

Britain allowed holiday-makers to travel to Portugal without any restrictions less than two weeks ago but a rise in the coronavirus there has prompted speculation it will be put back on a list of countries that require quarantine measures.

“We follow the data and we make these announcements in an organised way on a Friday lunchtime,” Hancock told Sky News.