Close borders to arrivals from China to protect the UK from Corona Virus

Close borders to arrivals from China to protect the UK from Corona Virus

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Ella C started this petition to UK Government and

Most of the rest of the world's countries have taken the precaution of closing their borders to arrivals from areas with Corona Virus outbreaks.

The UK government has not, and has just confirmed the third case here... Which was "not acquired here" ... So was imported it. They've not told us when this patient entered the country or their travel routes, or how many other people might have been exposed. 

Any screenings that may have taken place failed to identify this illness, and failed to quarentine the patient, and has failed to protect the UK community. 

THIS ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH. Our health service is already struggling, and will struggle to handle an outbreak of a deadly virus we currently have no treatment for.

This is an issue that effects everyone, so I think everyone deserves a say. 

This petition is asking the UK government to follow the good example of other countries (USA, India, Russia to name but a few) and close our borders to anyone travelling from outbreak areas. Including those travelling via other routes.

Anyone from such an area needs to be subject to mandatory, supervised quarentine to ensure that we don't import any further cases.

 

Government and PHE also need to be more open with the public about tracking and informing individuals who have likely been in infection level contact with these cases, and ensure they are tested /quarantined as well to prevent spread within the UK.

This petition is to encourage protection of every one in UK regardless or faith, race, age, gender or any other difference. We're all equally at risk. 

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