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Fear grips Europe over looming second coronavirus wave

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THE United Kingdom has expressed serious concerns over imminent second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe.

  UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson disclosed this while defending the British government’s decision to impose 14-day quar

antine rules on people returning to the country from Spain.

  According to  the UK  PM and  Scottish MP, Nicola Sturgeon, the move became imperative given the current spike in cases of COVID-19 in Spain.

  Holidaymakers have slammed both governments for giving them just a few hours’ notice in their decision, prompting UK’s defence of their new policy. Report says

  “What we have to do is take swift and decisive action where we think that the risks are starting to bubble up again.

  Let’s be absolutely clear about what’s happening in Europe, amongst some of our European friends.

I’m afraid you are starting to see in some places the signs of a second wave of the pandemic.

  “We all remember what happened last time – it’s absolutely vital therefore that we make the necessary preparations here in the UK as we are doing.” Johnson said.

  Report shows there has been spike in cases of COVID-19 in Spain recently with France, Germany and other nations being at risk of being added to the quarantine list.

  This has prodded Johnson to advice against families in the UK from going abroad at all.

  “Obviously these are decisions for families, for individuals, about where they want to go.” Johnson said.

  The Prime Minister did not rule out reports the 14-day quarantine period could be reduced to 10 days in future in England if people get a negative COVID-19 test, but  made it clear the current rules stand unchanged.

  According the PM, “we are always looking at ways in which we can mitigate the impact of the quarantine, try to help people, try to make sure that the science is working to help travellers and holidaymakers.

  “At the moment you have got to stick with the guidance that we are giving, we have given the guidance now about Spain and about some other places around the world.

  “I’m afraid if we do see signs of a second wave in other countries it is really our job, our duty, to act swiftly and decisively to stop travellers coming back from those places seeding the disease here in the UK.”

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