PM told to 'get a grip' by Heathrow Airport boss as testing facility unveiled

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Boris Johnson

(Source: Sky News)

Boris Johnson has been told to "get a grip" of his coronavirus quarantine policy as Heathrow Airport pushes for the 14-day isolation period to be shortened.

The travel hub's chief executive told Sky News the prime minister needs to act swiftly to stop "holding back the recovery of the UK economy" due to the restrictions on many travellers arriving in the country.

The airport has revealed plans for a new testing facility which it hopes will lead to the end of the two-week mandatory quarantine for those returning from countries removed from the UK's safe list.

Arriving passengers will be able to book coronavirus swab tests and have results sent to them within seven hours.

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