UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has expressed concern about a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe.
Mr. Hancock said on Sky TV on Thursday that the British Government would not hesitate to act to bring back quarantine measures if necessary to keep the country safe.
“I think you can see a second wave starting to roll across Europe, and we’ve got to do everything we can to prevent it from reaching these shores, and to tackle it,” he said.
Only last week, Britain re-imposed a fourteen-day quarantine period on people arriving from Spain.
Other European countries favoured by British tourists for summer holidays, such as France, remain exempt from quarantine measures as things stand, but have seen a rise in infections, leading to fears that they too would soon be subject to quarantine measures.