- People coming to the UK from France and the Netherlands must quarantine for 14 days from Saturday
- Travellers are rushing to get back to the UK before the measure comes into force at 04:00 BST
- The UK quarantine measure also applies to people travelling from Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba
- France says the UK decision will lead to "reciprocal measures"
- New Zealand extends lockdown of its largest city Auckland by at least 12 days amid new cases
- North Korea lifts a lockdown on a border city after what it said was an outbreak caused by a returning defector
Hello and thank you for joining our live updates on the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the latest headlines from around the world:
- People coming to the UK from France and the Netherlands will be forced to quarantine for 14 days from Saturday. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the measure - which also applies to people travelling from Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba - would kick in from 04:00 BST
- Lockdown measures are being eased in England , with beauty salons, bowling alleys and casinos among some of the businesses able to reopen. But tough measures are being introduced to enforce social distancing - fines for refusing to wear a mask could reach a maximum of £3,200 and illegal rave organisers face a £10,000 penalty
- North Korea has lifted a three-week lockdown in Kaesong, near the border with South Korea. The city has been closed off since a man who defected to the South crossed back over, showing symptoms of Covid-19
- New Zealand will extend a lockdown in Auckland for another 12 days due to an outbreak in the country's largest city.
Scramble to return for Britons holidaying in FranceMore on developments in the UK, where changes to foreign travel rules mean travellers from France and the Netherlands – including returning Britons – must now quarantine for 14 days after a rise in coronavirus infections in the countries.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the measure - which also applies to people travelling from Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba - would kick in from 04:00 BST on Saturday.
It’s leading to a scramble for seats on planes, trains and ferries - with up to half a million UK tourists thought to be in France at present.
A review of Google Flight data shows just a handful of flights are still available between Paris and London on Friday - with prices soaring well above average rates.
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Dutch infection numbers risingAnna Holligan - BBC News Hague correspondent
This years summer holidays abroad were always going to be unpredictable weren’t they?
Still you have to feel for the thousands of Brits who’ve been streaming into Amsterdam looking forward to some much needed relaxation, waking up to this news, they've now got two choices - get on a plane back home today or be stuck inside for 14 days when they get back.
If you look at the numbers it’s not that surprising. Infection rates have been steadily sneaking up again to levels not seen since the easing of what was only ever a limited lockdown. Right now, the Dutch have the sixth highest levels of infection in Europe. At 40.2 per 100,000 people it’s more than double that in the UK. Grant Shapps said last night the UK can’t afford to re-import Covid-19 from countries that seem to be approaching a second wave months sooner than expected.
People who’ve brought bikes or cars on ferry won’t have time to get back but there are plenty of planes. Travellers have been advised to finish their holidays but obviously not everyone can take another 14 days off or work from home for two weeks while they quarantine.
The Netherlands has always prided itself in keeping the country relatively open while others were locking down. That relaxed approach has continued as measures ease. Masks are only mandatory on public transport and it is unusual to see anyone wearing them on the street. Social distancing is advised but only really randomly observed and there have been issues with contract tracing.
Despite all this, and criticism from the opposition, the Dutch government's handling of the crisis enjoys considerable public support Being removed from the UK’s safe country list could however now focus minds and shift policy and behaviour towards a more regimented approach.
New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown for 12 daysNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a 12-day extension of the country’s Covid-19 restrictions, after a cluster of cases grew to 29.
There are four alert levels in New Zealand, and Auckland has been on Level 3 since Wednesday.
The rest of the country is on Level 2, and Ms Ardern said both would be extended.
New Zealand has had success containing coronavirus, and went 102 days without a community transmission. The cause of the cluster in Auckland is still being investigated.
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No choice over France quarantine - UK ministerThe UK did not have a choice other than to impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France and the Netherlands from Saturday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.
Mr Shapps said it was a "dynamic situation, and I don't think that anybody... would want us to do anything other than protect public health and public safety",
He told Sky News: "That does mean where we see countries breach a certain level of cases ... then we have no real choice but to act."
The UK government's decision - which includes Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba - follows a surge in cases in the countries affected in recent days.
At a glance: Fresh lockdown changes in EnglandMore beauty treatments, small wedding receptions and live indoor performances will be able to resume in England from Saturday, as lockdown rules are eased.
So what are the latest changes?
- Indoor theatre, music and performance venues will be able to reopen with socially distanced audiences
- Wedding receptions in the form of a sit-down meal for up to 30 guests will be permitted
- The piloting of a small number of sporting events to test the safe return of spectators will resume, commencing with the final of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre over the weekend
- Casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and soft play centres will be allowed to reopen
- "Close contact" beauty services such as facials, eyebrow threading, eyelash treatments, make up application and microblading will resume
- Pilots will take place at conference venues ahead of the expected resumption of business events from 1 October at the earliest
Nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues will remain closed in England.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland retain their own powers over lockdown restrictions and have eased them at their own pace.
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