Holidaymakers will be unable to visit UK tourism hotspots for some time to come, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has warned.

He told MPs that “at the moment and for some time to come” members of the public should not travel to visit popular British destinations such as Cornwall.

Responding to a question about whether the easing of lockdown measures in Cornwall would trigger a second-wave of coronavirus cases Mr Gove said: “Cornwall is beautiful, visiting it is a pleasure, but at the moment and for some time to come, don’t.”

Mr Gove also confirmed that knowing that coronavirus spreads more easily inside than outside “will be an important factor” when debating the release of certain lockdown measures.

Earlier this month Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urged people to hold off booking a summer holiday.


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