Coronavirus: Portugal exceeds UK quarantine threshold – one week after being added to ‘safe list’ | UK News


Portugal could be added to the UK’s quarantine list due to an increase in coronavirus cases – a week after its removal.

There were 21.1 cases of COVID-19[feminine[feminine per 100,000 inhabitants Portugal for the seven days through Aug. 30, compared with 19.4 for the week through Aug. 29, according to figures from the Press Association news agency.

Any country that has a duration of seven days coronavirus an infection rate of 20 or more cases per 100,000 people could be added to the list – meaning anyone returning from the UK must self-isolate for two weeks after landing.

The ministers are also taking into account trends in the number of cases, deaths, country detection capacities and whether an increase in infections is due to a contained outbreak or general transmission.

The UK had a seven-day infection rate of 12.2 for the week ending August 30, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Portugal was not added to Britain’s “safe list” until August 22 – after cases fell below the threshold.

Internet searches for Portuguese holidays increased by more than 2,000% after the government announced that Britons returning from the country would no longer have to quarantine for 14 days.

EasyJet flights between London and Portugal were fully booked on Saturday and Sunday, the airline said.

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Jet2 has added additional seats on its UK routes to Faro from today.

But the increase in the number of Portuguese cases could lead to another race to return home after the British rushed back from Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago before a 14-day quarantine was imposed at 4 a.m. on August 29.

Passengers said they paid hundreds of extra pounds to avoid two weeks of isolation.


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