Coronavirus live news: Portugal to extend restrictions until mid-October; record cases in Poland and Netherlands

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Number of cases worries Portuguese authorities; cases in the Netherlands hit daily record of 2,544; 1,136 new infections in Poland after restrictions eased

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5.06pm BST

Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curaçao have been removed from the UK government’s list of travel corridors, meaning travellers arriving in England from those countries after 4am on Saturday must self-isolate for 14 days, the transport secretary Grant Shapps said.

Data shows we need to remove DENMARK, SLOVAKIA, ICELAND, and CURACAO from the Travel Corridor list. If you arrive in the UK from these destinations after 4am this Saturday, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. [1/3]

5.03pm BST

Portugal has extended measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic until at least mid-October, the government has announced, at a time an increase in the number of daily cases in the country continues to worry authorities at home and abroad.

The entire country was put under a state of contingency on 15 September and it will remain under it until 14 October, meaning gatherings continue to be limited to 10 people and commercial establishments must close between 8pm and 11pm.

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