BREAKING: Govt defends ‘safety-first’ approach as Portugal is removed from green list

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    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government’s decision not to add any new countries to the green list.

    Mr Shapps said it was “a difficult decision” and Portugal was downgraded because the government wants to give the UK “the best possible chance of unlocking domestically” on 21 June.

    He said the emerging Nepal mutation of the Indian variant was of concern and Portugal’s positivity rate has “nearly doubled since the last review”.

    Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-is-it-ok-to-book-a-holiday-to-an-amber-list-country-12310774

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