UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, has responded to calls for test on arrival for all passengers entering the UK, which would negate the need for quarantine, in a speech to the industry yesterday (October 19). He stood by the government’s position to not test at borders reiterating the UK’s Chief Medical Officer’s opinion that such testing wouldn’t capture sufficient information on those who are asymptomatically carrying the virus. Shapps said: “Accepting a Day 0 test on arrival could allow a very significant number of people to wrongly believe they were not bringing COVID-19 back with them.

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