COP26: Government defends Alok Sharma over quarantine-free travelon August 6, 2021 at 7:13 am

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Alok Sharma reportedly visited more than 30 countries as president of a climate change conference.

Alok Sharma

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The government has defended the UK’s climate conference president after criticism over his international travels – without quarantine.

The Daily Mail reported that minister Alok Sharma has been to more than 30 countries in the past seven months – including seven red list countries.

But the COP26 president used an exemption available to ministers to not have to quarantine on his return.

The source said face-to-face meetings were “vital” ahead of the conference.

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