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|Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:18 pm Post subject: 24 MILLION PEOPLE ALLOWED INTO UK WITHOUT TESTING THIS YEAR
|Almost 24 MILLION people entered the UK with NO coronavirus checks in the first three months of 2020 as Heathrow finally begins trial of thermal screening temperature checks on passengers
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By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent and James Robinson for MailOnline
Published: 12:39, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 13:49, 21 May 2020
Almost 24million people arrived in the UK from abroad in the first three months of this year when there were no checks for coronavirus, damning new figures show today.
Some 23.7million 'passenger arrivals', including foreign visitors and Britons returning home, were clocked at UK sea and airports between January and March, the Home Office revealed.
The number - equivalent to a third of the entire UK population - were down almost a fifth (18 per cent) on the same period in 2019 and showed 'with significant falls towards the end of the quarter' when the scale of the pandemic became clear and the UK lockdown started.
But they cover a period in which coronavirus was spreading outwards from China into Europe but no checks were made at airports, with arrivals simply advised to join the rest of the nation in self-isolating.
I THINK THE BOSS OF HEATHROW AIRPORT AND THE POLITICIANS WHO ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN SHOULD BE TAKEN TO COURT AND CHARGE WITH THE MURDER OF THE 36000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED DUE TO THEIR NEGLIGENCE