Couple catch coronavirus on trip to Manchester forcing 50 people to self-isolate on return to Berlin

A COUPLE who caught Covid-19 during a trip to Manchester forced 50 other holidaymakers to quarantine on their return to Berlin.

The Turkish couple, who live in Germany, were diagnosed six days after they landed.

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The couple's whole family has been infected with the virus, including their four children aged nine to 21.

The 50-year-old taxi driver and his wife, 45, flew from Manchester to Berlin on a Ryanair flight on July 16.

Another six passengers on board the flight have tested positive for Covid-19.

The pair visited the doctors after they developed a scratchy throat and a cough after coming home from their holiday.

In Germany a total of 234 new cases have been recorded in the capital in just eight days.

The country has so far recorded a total of 207,379 active cases and 9,205 deaths.

From July 30, all travellers arriving at airports in Berlin will be offered a free coronavirus test.

This comes as thousands of Brits have been told they will have to quarantine for two weeks after returning from Spain.


The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "Unfortunately no travel is risk-free during this pandemic and disruption is possible and so anyone travelling abroad should be aware that our travel advice and exemption list is under constant review as we monitor the international situation.”

However, one British couple has hit out over the new UK quarantine rules for Spain, urging that the country is "safer than the UK".

Daniel Bury, 39, and his wife Joanna, 44, from Oswaldtwistle, near Blackburn, flew out to Los Montesinos, Alicante, on Friday but were shocked by the news that they would need to quarantine for two weeks when arriving back in the UK.

While holidaying in Alicante, Joanna and her husband Daniel told the Sun Online that they were 'nervous' about the prospect of quarantine and that they felt far safer in Spain then they would if they were in the UK.

Joanna said: "We were obviously worried about coming out and getting through the airport etc as we have my mother and father-in-law with us. 

"It has been such a nice holiday, there is nobody on the beaches, there is no one within four or so metres of us. 

"Everyone is respecting the social distancing rules, everyone is wearing masks. Its really clean, they are constantly disinfecting.

"We feel safer here than the UK, especially as we are so close to Blackburn back home. 

"People at home are shaking hands still, no one wears a mask. It is totally different here. "


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