Geronimo says the UK’s decision is ‘reprehensible’ and calls for faster vaccination

Geronimo says the UK's decision is 'reprehensible' and calls for faster vaccination

The Secretary-General of the Communist Party of China this Saturday described the British government’s decision to remove Portugal from the “green list” of international travel, and called for the country’s vaccination process to be “faster”.

“The tourism sector has faced an unprecedented situation. The UK government’s decision to impose new trips to Portugal is reprehensible”, Jerónimo de Sousa, said, during a CDU rally with the party’s candidate, Claudia Marinho, to the Viana do Castelo City Council.

On Tuesday, Transport Minister Grant Shapps confirmed that Portugal would leave the “green list” of international travel under the supervision of the British government due to the discovery of new variables and an increase in the number of infections in recent weeks.

Shapps said the government wants to ensure the country does not import any other variables that jeopardize the decontamination plan, the fourth phase scheduled for June 21, when all restrictions are expected to be lifted.

Countries on the “yellow list” are subject to stricter restrictions, namely a 10-day quarantine on arrival in the UK and two PCR tests on the second and eighth days, while the “green list” exempts travelers arriving in the UK from being quarantined. British territory.

In a statement, the British government noted that according to the European database GISAID, 68 cases of delta variant have been identified in Portugal (B1.617.2, first identified in India), “including some cases of delta variant with additive, potentially harmful.” “.

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