FRANCE has done “just enough” to stay off the UK’s quarantine list for now – as A-Level results roll in today.
A string of destinations including Malta, Holland and Gibraltar are now likely to be added to a list of nations requiring visitors to quarantine for up to two weeks when they return to the UK.
While cases in France are on the up, The Sun understands it’s not yet reached a point where officials feel the need to pull the air bridges.
A Whitehall source indicated that France had done “just enough” to stay off the list for now – but there are still fears ministers could insist on quarantine measures by the end of the month.
It comes as thousands of A-Level students were left devastated today – after exam regulators revealed 40 per cent of grades were marked down.
Because exams were cancelled during lockdown, a computer algorithm is for the first time being used to adjust grades given by teachers to 250,000 students.
Four in ten grades have been changed, with nearly two in five (39.1 per cent) pupils’ grades in England marked down, according to data from exam regulator Ofqual.
Exam bosses at Ofqual admitted teens who miss out on a university place will have to wait until next week to find out how the appeal process works.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll has dropped by 5,377 following an urgent review into the way deaths are recorded.
It means that now, only deaths that happen within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test will be counted towards the official figure.
It comes following the announcement that positive tests have remained above the crucial 1,000-a-day mark.
A total of 1,009 new cases have been diagnosed – bringing the total number of positive tests to 313,798.
However, the number of new cases diagnosed is lower than yesterday, when 1,148 people were confirmed to have the virus.
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