The UK government replied Tuesday to the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, arguing that coronavirus infections in Spain increased “75 percent” on Thursday and Friday last week compared to the previous two days . .
“We saw an increase in cases compared to Tuesday and Wednesday last Thursday and Friday of last week, which caused this intervention,” said United Kingdom Government Secretary of State for Local Administration Simon Clarke regarding the UK decision Prevent travel to Spain and impose a quarantine on travelers arriving from Spanish territory
In an interview with Sky News on Tuesday, Clarke made clear his “disagreement” with statements by the President of the Spanish government, who said Monday that the UK’s decision to quarantine and prevent trips to Spain is a mistake and not justified by the situation in the country. “We disagree with this assessment,” said Clarke, referring to Pedro Sánchez’s message.
After explaining that the UK government made its decision last week to increase this 75 percent increase, the UK Secretary of State has said that in today’s world “things can move suddenly and very seriously” and “that.” means what seems to be happening in some parts of Spain “
“As a government, we had to decide what was best to do to make Britain safe,” said Clarke.