England eases quarantine

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The government in England is to cut the 14-day quarantine on arrival with the aid of a new testing regime from 15 December.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given international travellers not on the safe corridor list the option to take a test after five days of self-isolation, with a negative result releasing them from the need to isolate.

The tests must be purchased form a private provider, yet to be confirmed, at a cost of up to £120, with up to 48 hours to get a result.

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