No it hasn’t – even if 30 Feb existed
Senior government science adviser Jonathan Van-Tam has claimed today that quarantining for international travellers has been in place for months – since 30 Feb, in fact:
30 Feb doesn’t exist – and the vast majority of passengers, including those from the hotspots of Spain, Italy, Iran and the US that were far worse-hit than China (though most of those are now dwarfed by the catastrophe that is the UK) – have long been allowed to enter the UK without even a temperature check.
And still are, until the government eventually gets round to bolting that particular stable door long after the horse bolted, contracted COVID-19, died and wasn’t counted in official figures because it wasn’t in a hospital. Boris Johnson announced eight days ago that it would happen sometime, but couldn’t or wouldn’t say when.
Even the Chinese ‘quarantine’ was not a quarantine. As Van-Tam then says, it was a request to self-isolate for 14 days – a request that was never policed, seemingly.
Van-Tam is also seen, about 13 seconds in, wiping his nose with the back of his finger – another contravention of guidance on behaviour during the pandemic. These are the people advising a nation that it’s safe for our kids to go back to school.
Just one more in the endless stream of delays and BS routinely offered to the public, at least in England. It might be funny if it were not costing countless lives.
(One point worth considering is what else is happening this evening that the government might want our attention distracting from..?)
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