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Coronavirus roundup

Cleese ad is faulty, say Torquay hoteliers

HOTELIERS in Torquay have hit out at Torbay Council over its ‘2 metres = 1 Basil Fawlty’ ad. John Cleese, 80, who played hapless Torquay hotel boss Fawlty, backed the ad in a tweet. But marketing officer Helen Brenton wrote: ‘We’ve spent years trying to shake off the “grotty” Fawlty Towers association.’ Chef Simon Halstone added: ‘As amusing as the series was it’s almost 50 years old. Awful ad.’

New destinations get 4am deadline for quarantine

ARRIVALS to the UK from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will have to quarantine from tomorrow following a rise in cases. In a tweet, transport secretary Grant Shapps said: ‘Data shows we need to remove Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors in order to keep infection rates DOWN. If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.’

■ ALMOST half of people aged 25 to 34 would flout the rules if a second lockdown was imposed, a survey shows. Some 47 per cent of those surveyed in that age group admitted they would ignore official guidelines, whereas more than three quarters of over-65s said they would toe the line. And one in five of those polled by blood testing firm Medichecks believed they had contracted Covid-19 despite not testing positive for it.