FAST FIVE: UK Home Secretary Admits 'We Should Have Closed Our Borders Earlier'
UK Home Secretary Admits 'We Should Have Closed Our Borders Earlier' Authored by Lily Zhou via The Epoch Times, The UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel revealed on Tuesday that she had argued for border closure in March 2020, soon after the CCP virus epidemic in China became a global pandemic.
4, 2020, the UK advised against all but essential travel to China, however, “commercial airline options for departing [to] China remain available throughout the country, except in Hubei Province.” By March 10, 2020, all travellers from Wuhan city and Hubei Province, China; Iran; Daegu and Cheongdo, South Korea; and areas of Northern Italy were advised to self-isolate after arriving in the UK.
Travellers from the rest of China and South Korea, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam were asked to self-isolate should they develop symptoms.
The guidance was withdrawn on March 12, 2020, and replaced with a new guidance advising everyone, including international arrivals who develop symptoms to self-isolate for 14-days.
It is the first country that tightened its border control after the CCP virus emerged.