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“I am worried about the second wave of COVID-19,” said the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday.

On quarantine guidelines for travelers from Spain, Hancock said, “we are working on possible ways to release them earlier by adding testing.”

Earlier this week, The Telegraph reported that the UK is said to cut quarantine period for travelers from Spain to 10 days from 14 days.

Market reaction

GBP/USD wallows in lows around 1.2950, losing 0.30% so far. The above comments could likely undermine the sentiment around the pound.