Imposing obligatory quarantines on people arriving in the UK is critical to prevent a second wave of the new coronavirus, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned writing for The Telegraph with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, as she prepares to talk MPs into backing the policy on Wednesday. Patel insisted the robust policy, albeit considered controversial within the government, would enable Britain to get a final grip on the spread of the virus and ultimately return to normalcy sooner, which would mean tourism would be “up and running faster”. She acknowledged that the move would mean certain “challenges” for the industry, going on to warn against “throwing away” the UK’s progress in the COVID battle: “We will all suffer if we get this wrong and that is why it is crucial that we introduce these measures now. Let’s not throw away our progress in tackling this deadly virus. We owe it to the thousands who have died”. She promised that the government will review the bulk of measures under consideration while looking at global indications rates, other countries’ experience in exerting control over the disease spread, as well as the latest scientific advances to then consider “further options such as… Read full this story
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