Coronavirus live news: France registers more than 7,000 cases for second day; minister rules out Spain lockdown

Total French cases rises to 300,181; situation in Spain does not bear comparison with pandemic peak, says minister

7.46pm BST

Scotland will require travellers returning from Portugal and French Polynesia from 3am on Saturday to quarantine for 14 days, Scotland’s justice minister Humza Yousaf said.

If arriving into Scotland from Portugal or French Polynesia from 4am Sat (5th Sept) you’ll have to self-isolate for 14 days. Gibraltar high up our watch list of countries we are monitoring closely.

This week’s data shows increase in test positivity & cases per 100k in Portugal.

Related: Greece and Portugal stay on England’s list of quarantine-free travel

7.38pm BST

Johnson & Johnson said its experimental coronavirus vaccine prevented hamsters from getting severely ill, as the drugmaker seeks to begin large, late-stage studies in humans later this month.

In the pre-clinical study, vaccinated animals lost less weight and had less virus in their lungs and other organs than unvaccinated animals.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: France registers more than 7,000 cases for second day; minister rules out Spain lockdown ———

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