As I have been saying... no point at all in these restrictions
Scientists speaking to the Observer agreed with Whitty that screening people coming from China would make little difference. They said numbers of infected people were already very high in the UK and that airport checks had been shown to be unreliable in pinpointing disease carriers.
“I don’t think it’s likely the UK will get any public health benefit from this measure,” said Professor Mark Woolhouse of Edinburgh University. “This can only have been done for political reasons.”