UK Covid hotel quarantine system to target travellers from high-risk areas


Priti Patel to announce plans in House of Commons after ministers reject blanket policy

A hotel quarantine system targeted at arrivals from high-risk countries will be announced by the home secretary, Priti Patel, on Wednesday, after ministers met to sign off the more targeted approach.

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Boris Johnson rejected calls at Tuesday evening’s meeting for a blanket policy, opting instead for imposing hotel quarantine on British citizens from a limited number of countries such as South Africa and Brazil.

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