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UK to make announcement on airport testing later on Wednesday - Shapps

Staff are seen at an Easy Jet checking area at Gatwick Airport, in Gatwick
Staff are seen at an Easy Jet checking area at Gatwick Airport, in Gatwick

LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Grant Shapps said he will make an announcement later on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 testing at airports which could lead to the UK's 14-day quarantine period for travellers being shortened.

"I will be making the announcement later today to parliament but it involves a task force. So looking at the systems which would enable us to have testing," he told UK media.

(Reporting by Sarah Young and Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)