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Covid-19 death toll exceeds 100,000 in the UK, government mulls quarantine for travellers

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With the Covid-19 death toll exceeding 100,000 in the United Kingdom, the British government is considering a mandatory hotel quarantine for visitors entering the country. A quarantine system is considered to be an effective way to limit virus transmission and stop new coronavirus variants from spreading into the country.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with senior officials in a meeting yesterday, saying that the government will consider tighter border measures. UK citizens and residents arriving from most of southern Africa and South America, as well as Portugal, will have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at their own expense.

Currently, people arriving in the UK from abroad must show the Covid-19 test results, while direct flights from South Africa, Brazil, and Portugal are banned to prevent the spreading of new variants in the Kingdom.

Hotel quarantine measures have been used in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, and Singapore, but the disease control practice has not been widely used in Europe.

In Thailand, those who enter the country from abroad must quarantine for 14 days at either a state quarantine facility or at an alternative quarantine hotel. Travellers must also be tested for Covid-19 before their flight to Thailand and tested at least another 2 times before they are released from quarantine.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    It’s a national disgrace, as is a PM who has refused to acknowledge that he could have done things any differently.

    “Experts reacted with dismay and sorrow. “This time last year, it would be almost impossible to believe that a wealthy island nation with a universal healthcare system would go on to have one of the highest death tolls from the emerging coronavirus pandemic,” said Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund.

    “Yet the UK has now passed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, with many more likely to follow.””

    That’s more than twice as many as died in the Blitz during WW2, and more than died in the Great Plague of 1665-66, the Aids epidemic, and every terror attack and war that the UK has been involved in for the last 75 years, since WW2, combined.

    Great Britain is an island, FFS, with some of the best doctors and scientists in the world, but it prioritised off licences as an essential service during lockdown but not dentists, and the PM defended “the ancient, inalienable right of free-born people of the United Kingdom to go to the pub” and to celebrate Christmas while over 100,000 people died, so far, instead.

    Inexcusable and unforgivable.

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      Cultural marxism

      Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Nigel farage should of been prime minister not this globalist boris johnson

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      dispensed

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:47 am

      Were you born yesterday?

      More people have always from infectious diseases than from war. This has been in true is almost every war up to WW2.

      Your request to turn the world into N Korea has been rejected. Covid is here to stay. You’ll just have to man up and take a small risk, kiddo. It might help if you turn off the news media. It’s clearly twisted your perspective on things.

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        Issan John

        Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:06 am

        I have no problem with “taking a risk” where I’m the one taking the risk, with my life.

        Where I have a problem, though, is forcing others to take a risk for me, with their lives.

        That’s where we differ, and evidently always will.

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      gosport

      Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:06 am

      Are you kidding? “Great Britain is an island, FFS, with some of the best doctors and scientists in the world”. Since WW2, The Great Britain has lost all its great scientists and doctors and all its great superpowerful manufatures. no more great already. Margaret time was dead cat bounce. The Great Britain was great only at times with true kings or queens in position.

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    Cultural marxism

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Next Winter.If “Flu like symptoms” are again renamed “Covid symptoms” then we will be under restrictions once again. Where has Flu gone this Winter?

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    Johnny Dee

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Isaac John we all have our differences with you from time to time but I couldn’t have put it any better. It is a national disgrace from our government and officials with what’s happened in the UK. Everything that’s has been done has been way too slow and very badly managed from day one. But there is no one to answer to Boris and Handkock and his merry men are an absolute disgrace they’ve let our British people down FACT!!

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    Bigsleazypappa

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    It’s a national disgrace what’s happened Handcock,Boris and their merry men in any other business would have been well down the road a long time ago. Isaan John I couldn’t have put it any better I for once salute you sir ?

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    London Al

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    100,000 deaths, all the fault of doctors, scientists, and the general public, not a single resignation or admission of guilt from a government who have got almost every aspect of the process wrong, personally I think it falls under the category of manslaughter, either way history will record Boris Johnson is the worst PM the UK has ever had.

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    Issan John

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:00 am

    I’m relieved at least some commenting agree.

    It’s nothing to do with politics – I’ve disagreed with left and right over many issues over the last few decades, particularly where the politicians on both sides have cost good people their lives unnecessarily, but there’s simply no excuse here.

    Although I can understand it, I’ve never been “proud” to be British because I don’t think it’s justifiable to be proud (or ashamed) of an accident of birth, whether it’s race, colour, gender, nationality, sexual preference, or anything else, but for the first time in my life I’m ashamed of what my country’s done.

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