July 27, 2020 / 7:33 PM / 16 days ago

Spain's PM Sanchez says UK quarantine decision not justified

FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement as he arrives for a meeting of the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 20, 2020. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS

MADRID (Reuters) - Britain’s decision to slap a quarantine on people travelling from Spain was unfair, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday, adding that the Spanish government was in touch with the British government to try and make it change its mind.

Sanchez said the “error” was for London to have considered the rate of coronavirus infection in Spain as a whole, when most regions had a lower rate than Britain’s.

Reporting by Joan Faus and Belen Carreno; WRiting by Ingrid Melander

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