Is France next on the quarantine list?


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Holidays in France face quarantine risk as Covid rises

France has recorded its highest daily number of new Covid-19 cases since June, hinting at the prospect of its entry into Spain on the Foreign Office’s “red” quarantine list. The 1,695 cases reported in the country on Wednesday are only slightly lower than the 1,772 cases seen in Spain, where holidaymakers are required to quarantine for 14 days after returning to the UK. Its cases per 100,000 population have also increased significantly in the past two weeks. A government decision is expected within the next 24 hours. Our live blog has the latest. Indeed, there are growing fears that a second wave of coronavirus is underway across Europe, with a sharp increase in infections in several countries. In Germany, the number of new daily cases has crossed 1,000 for the first time in three months. What if your vacation is canceled? Consumer champion Katie Morley explains your rights.

Back home, Preston Council told its residents to start following the same restrictions as Greater Manchester and parts of West Yorkshire, after official figures showed an increase in cases. The move precludes a meeting between Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his top health and data experts to decide whether further action needs to be taken to eradicate the growing cases in parts of the country. It should be remembered that apart from a few local areas, the risk of coronavirus is now very low in the community, with some experts claiming that the increase in areas like Blackburn may be caused by an increase in testing. Scientific editor Sarah Knapton analyzes how the danger of the coronavirus compares to the risks of everyday life.

Police “did it for” Caroline Flack, says her mother

Caroline Flack’s mother told a senior police officer she should be “self-disgusted” for pursuing assault charges against her daughter, who was suicidal at the time. The 40-year-old TV presenter was found hanged in February after finding out she was facing trial on charges of assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton in his north London apartment. An investigation into her death was told that prosecutors initially wanted to let her go with caution, but police overturned the decision, resulting in her indictment. Chris Flack, Caroline Flack’s mother, during a passionate review of the evidence provided by Detective Inspector Lauren Bateman, who was the senior officer in charge of the case, said she felt “even more upset now that me at the start ‘of the investigation. She also accused the CPS and the police of “getting the better of” her daughter.

Windsor Castle Garden opens for the first time in 40 years

The coronavirus has had a severe impact on tourist attractions. Now the fight is on. A formal Windsor Castle garden designed by the Duke of Edinburgh is set to open to the public for the first time in over 40 years. The East Terrace Garden, created by George IV in the 1820s, will open this weekend, allowing visitors to stroll along the terrace and into the garden long favored by generations of royals and often chosen as backdrop for official portraits. Read on to see photos of the large garden, which includes 3,500 rose bushes planted around a central fountain.

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Around the world: Appeal of Grace Millane’s killer launched

The man who was convicted of the 2018 murder of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand has appealed his conviction and life sentence. In November, a jury found Millane had been strangled to death on her birthday by the man she met on Tinder, whose identity was kept secret by court order. Prosecutors said she was strangled for an extended period of time, despite arguing that she was the result of rough sex gone awry. Read more.

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