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Coronavirus: Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine

Senior MPs, scientists and trade unions call for sick pay if holidaymakers forced to self-isolate

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Boris Johnson was under mounting pressure on Saturday to overhaul holiday quarantine rules and compensate those caught out while abroad, amid growing concerns over rising cases of Covid-19 in France.

A cross-party group of senior MPs, scientists and trade unions said that holidaymakers already staying in a country that has been added to the quarantine list should be given statutory sick pay during their two-week isolation, in an effort to improve compliance and help those unable to work.

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