The UK government has revealed strict new quarantine measures today for passengers arriving from other far safer countries around the world, requiring them to self-isolate for 14 days before we allow them to get infected in the worst affected country in Europe.
Under new measures announced by Home Secretary Priti Patel yesterday afternoon, any passenger crazy enough to come here from countries such as Greece, or New Zealand will be expected to quarantine for two weeks or face a fine of up to £1000.
“We are introducing strict new measures for anyone coming into the UK from countries with a fraction of the number of infections as us, and asking them to self-isolate for fourteen days.
“We are aware that we may have the highest infection rate, highest death rate, a shambolic testing system and a laughable test and trace system to worry about, but it’s important that people who have a far smaller chance of being infected than the guy you stood next to in the supermarket are made to self-isolate for two weeks when they get here.
“We strongly believe that now is the best time, months after the original pandemic started, and far too late to have any meaningful impact whatsoever, to start getting strict on arrivals coming into the UK.”
Asked if she feels that this will have any benefit whatsoever at this late stage, given our current death toll compared to other nations she told us, “No, not really, but we might make some money back on the fines.”