Lorry drivers returning to the UK from Denmark not exempt from quarantine
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Amid concern over a mutated form of Covid-19 spreading from a Danish mink farm, the UK Government have announced that everyone entering the country from Denmark must self isolate for 14 days – including lorry drivers.
UK transport secretary Grant Shapps made the announcement on Saturday morning, and it has been confirmed that the restrictions apply to both cabin crew and pilots as well as lorry drivers and freight handlers. According to the BBC, Ryanair have described the decision as „bizarre and baseless”.
From 4am on 7 November, British Nationals or residents who are returning to the UK directly or indirectly from Denmark will need to self-isolate with other members of their household until two weeks have passed since they were last in Denmark.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) November 7, 2020
Jeppe Kofod, Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, referred to the change as a „very drastic step” and said he had had discussions with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on the issue on Saturday.
— RHA News (@RHANews) November 8, 2020
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