Strict new Covid travel rules on people coming into England have been delayed for three days despite mounting fears over the virus.
It’s like no one in the UK Government understands the word
Anyone arriving in England was going to have to get a coronavirus test, and ensure the result is negative, from 4am FRIDAY. But late last night, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the requirement would only kick in at 4am on MONDAY. He bizarrely announced the delay on Twitter with no formal government press release, and it was unclear why it had happened.
Mr Shapps said the delay was “to give international arrivals time to prepare”. But the government had claimed it would be from this week.
So when the Brazilian variant enters, we now know who to blame, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
So that’s Hancock, and Shapps.
Both following the ‘Johnson line’.