UK coronavirus live: people should book holidays but ‘be aware quarantine could be imposed’, says minister

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UK coronavirus live: people should book holidays but ‘be aware quarantine could be imposed’, says minister




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It’s time for a “continuous systematic review” of what has become apparent during the pandemic, tweets the editor in chief of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Boris Johnson refuses a public inquiry to learn lessons from COVID-19. But public inquiries are taking place—Select Committees, IPPR, Marmot on London Bus Drivers, scientific research, journalism (Sunday Times, Panorama). Time for a continuous systematic review of this evidence.

People should continue to book holidays but “need to be aware of the risk that quarantine could be imposed,” culture secretary Oliver Dowden also said this morning

“But as long as people are aware of that risk they should continue to book holidays, but just bear in mind that this may happen, and sadly it has happened in Spain,” he told BBC Breakfast.

I do genuinely understand people’s anxiety and frustration about it and, believe me, from friends and family and people I meet on the street, everyone is asking this question.

Inevitably what we have to do is analyse the situation in countries around the world. Where we feel there is too high a degree of risk – where the incidence of the disease is rising in another country and we risk that import – we have to take measures.

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