Travel industry in chaos over new UK restrictions

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    The UK has restricted travel to Portugal because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The unexpected move that has thrown the tourism industry into chaos, and forced thousands of holidaymakers to cancel their trips.  Also in the show – global food prices surge at their fastest pace in a decade, and French theme parks prepare to reopen their doors. 

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