Fleeing France, the UK holidaymakers getting out before quarantine starts at home; and why Rishi Sunak wants Londoners at their desks
More than 150,000 holidaymakers are scrambling back to Britain from France before tough new quarantine restrictions come into force. From 4am om Saturday, the new rules mean anyone returning from the UK's second most popular holiday destination must stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. We speak to Abigail Thomas who has cut short her holiday in Avignon and is in a car, trying to get to Calais as quickly as she can in the hope of catching a ferry home. The Evening Standard's Naomi Ackerman examines why the decision's been made, and what advice there is for travellers.
Also, Rishi Sunak's issued an appeal to millions of Londoners to “do our bit” to revive the capital’s powerhouse economy while remaining on guard to keep coronavirus at bay. Speaking to the Evening Standard, the Chancellor's urging more people to return to offices or other workplaces and enjoy the capital’s restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as get back into shops. Our deputy political editor, Nicholas Cecil tells us ministers are hopeful lower coronavirus rates will give the city the courage to get out of the house again.
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