Italy, Vatican City and San Marino added to UK’s quarantine list – Crete arrivals are cleared
Written by Rother Radio News on 15/10/2020
Italy has been added to the UK quarantine list, meaning travellers returning from the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
The measure will come into force at 4am on Sunday.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has also announced that people arriving in the UK from Vatican City state and San Marino will have to isolate.
Crete has been removed from the list of places with restrictions, so people arriving from the Greek island will no longer have to isolate.
The move was announced after Italy recorded its biggest single-day jump in infections since the start of the outbreak, adding another 8,804 cases.
Yesterday, it reported 7,332 cases.
This brings its seven-day rate of cases per 100,000 people to 64.
The UK’s case rate currently stands at 166.
The figures are based on data collected by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
A rate of 20 is the threshold above which the government considers triggering quarantine conditions.
The latest number of people in intensive care with coronavirus in Italy is 586.
There have been another 83 COVID-related deaths, jumping from 43 yesterday. At the peak of the virus, Italy experienced more than 900 fatalities a day.
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