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Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on revelations that Government’s hotel quarantine plans only apply to 29 of 41 countries with proven cases of South African variant

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on revelations that the UK Government’s delayed hotel quarantine plans will only apply to 29 of the 41 countries with proven cases of the South African variant, said:

“These revelations expose the fact that – as Labour warned – the UK Government’s quarantine measures will continue to leave us completely exposed to emerging strains of the virus.

“Not only are the measures far too slow to begin – 50 days after the South African strain emerged – they are also dangerously inadequate. Tory incompetence is dangerous.”