Voice of the Mirror: Indian Covid variant has UK paying price for failure to protect borders
The Government needs to explain why India was put on the travel red list two weeks after Pakistan and Bangladesh were – despite being the source of the Covid ariant
Boris Johnson last night admitted that if transmissions of the strain continue at their current rate, it could prevent the final lifting of the lockdown in England on June 21.Testing will ramp up in hotspots such as Bolton and Blackburn but the Prime Minister is primarily relying on the public to behave sensibly and cautiously to control the variant.
Having raised expectations that life would soon return to normal, he is clearly reluctant to slam on the brakes now. Only time will tell whether this is the right course of action. But the Government needs to explain why India was put on the travel red list two weeks after Pakistan and Bangladesh were – despite being the source of the variant.
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LabourJelly Late like every other time and still gets away with it. Bundling Boris. We were making good progress. The country gradually reopening and life slowly getting back to normal. All until BorisJohnson decided to kept India off the travel red list and prioritise a potential state visit and trade deal over our own welfare. He needs to be held accountable.
Its an absolutely disgusting dereliction of duty. They've let in the variant and now expect those under 40 to just deal with it while they offer second jabs to those older. This was completely avoidable. I have to go into London in June and now will be risking my life This is just utterly ridiculous. Borders being shut should have been shouted from the rooftops as soon as the Indian variant appeared. The clown in 10DowningStreet won't take any responsibility and life, for him, will just go on in the same manner. Some others won't be as lucky
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