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Britain will ease coronavirus quarantine for some countries, details this week

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will be easing the quarantine measures for air travellers, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, adding that more details of plan will be released this week.

“As we set out earlier this week … we will be easing health measures at the border by allowing passengers arriving from specific countries and territories to be exempted from self-isolation requirements,” the spokesman told reporters, adding that the details would come this week.

The government said on Friday it would ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries it deems to be lower risk for COVID-19, but has as yet not listed the countries that would include.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Alistair Smout)

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