July 28, 2020 / 6:54 AM / 7 days ago

UK says: We disagree with Spanish PM's criticism of quarantine

A passenger wearing a protective mask is pictured after arriving at Birmingham Airport following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Birmingham, Britain July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday defended its decision to impose a 14-day quarantine for travellers from Spain, adding that the government respectfully disagreed with criticism from Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

“We respectfully disagree with the Spanish government’s position on this,” junior local government minister Simon Clarke told the BBC.

Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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