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UK to slap quarantine on travellers from Belgium - Daily Mail newspaper

A passenger wearing a mask sits in a bus passing a poster promoting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing at local mobile test centres, in Hounslow, London, Britain August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will slap a quarantine on arrivals from Belgium after a rise in coronavirus cases, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.

The Mail said ministers were expected to approve the quarantine at a meeting shortly.

“We keep the data for all countries and territories under constant review and publish a weekly update on www.gov.uk to update passengers if significant changes in the incidence of COVID-19 are identified,” a spokeswoman for the transport ministry said.

The United Kingdom has recently imposed a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain and Luxembourg.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton

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