Cases in France drop, raising hopes of being able to avoid holiday quarantine


France recorded 785 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, up from more than 2,200 on Friday, giving hope that the county could avoid being added to the UK’s quarantine list.

Soaring infection rates have raised fears that France will be taken off the travel ‘green list’ this week, affecting the vacation plans of hundreds of thousands of Britons who would be forced to self-isolate upon their return from the country.

Downing Street reminded holidaymakers last night that ‘there is no safe way to travel abroad’, with Boris Johnson saying he ‘would not hesitate’ to quarantine for other countries .

Paul Charles, spokesperson for the Quash Quarantine campaign group, said on Monday he understood that France, as well as Malta, Switzerland, Poland and the Netherlands, could be subject to further restrictions.

The Joint Biosecurity Center (JBC) is meeting today to analyze the latest data on coronavirus cases around the world, the government’s decision will follow in the coming days.

The French Ministry of Health reported that the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections increased from 4,854 to 202,775 in the past three days.

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