95,000 have entered UK from abroad during coronavirus lockdown

Posted by on May 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Government chief adviser fails to give estimate of how many have arrived with Covid-19

At least 95,000 people have entered the UK from overseas since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed, one of the Government’s chief scientific advisers has revealed, while repeatedly failing to provide an estimate of how many of these people had Covid-19.

Appearing before MPs on the science and technology committee, Prof John Aston, the chief scientific adviser at the Home Office, admitted that had tougher restrictions been introduced at the border, the peak of the virus may have been delayed – but he did not say by how long, or if this would have saved lives.

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