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Long-awaited quarantine hotels have 'failed at first hurdle', say unions

Concerns grow that new rules for incoming passengers to UK will not be enough to halt spread of new variants * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The government has been accused of repeatedly ignoring concerns that the quarantine rules for incoming passengers will fail to halt the spread of new coronavirus variants in the UK, unions revealed two days before the measures become law. The GMB Union has said its members and airport staff had been telling the Home Office for the past fortnight that they were concerned that passengers from 33 designated high-risk countries were still being allowed to mix with other travellers and staff before entering hotel quarantine for 10 days at a cost of £1,750. Continue reading...

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