Coronavirus UK news – Boris WILL lockdown borders today with first Brits forced to pay £1.5k for hotel quarantine stays

BORIS Johnson will tighten UK borders today as the first Brits are forced to pay £1.5k for post-holiday quarantine stays.

Travellers returning from Brazil and South Africa will now have to isolate in hotels for 10 days on their return to the UK – all at their own expense.

The Prime Minister last night said he wanted “maximum possible protection against reinfection from abroad” amid fears new coronavirus variants could impact upon the UK’s falling infection numbers.

It comes as Matt Hancock revealed there are “early signs” the lockdown is working with coronavirus cases falling in some parts of the country.

The Health Secretary yesterday revealed one in nine adult Brits have now had a vaccine dose after Boris Johnson’s hopeful suggestion lockdown measures could start to be relaxed in three weeks.

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