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Day: June 4, 2020

Scientist slams UK quarantine plans
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Scientist slams UK quarantine plans

    Priti Patel insisted a 14-day quarantine for UK arrivals is essential to save lives despite the government's own scientific advisers distancing themselves from the plan. The Home Secretary yesterday defied a huge Tory revolt led by former Prime Minister Theresa May to tell MPs the blanket rule will come into force from Monday, with the next review not due to happen until the end of the month. She admitted it will hit businesses hard and confirmed travel corridors are being considered to low-infection countries. Sources also claim that there is frustration among some members of the board, who feel that introducing the restrictions is 'not following the science while one scientist blasted the proposals for making no sense. Sir Patrick said at yesterday's Downing Str...