UK regime’s France curbs irk travelers; health chief tests positive

Source: US News & World Report

“Tourists and the travel industry vented frustration and anger on Saturday after Britain reversed a plan to ease travel restrictions on France just two days after they were due to start, citing concerns about a variant of the coronavirus. The move comes despite the fact that France currently has lower rates of the virus than the U.K., where the highly contagious delta variant is driving a surge in infections. On Saturday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who is in charge of Britain’s coronavirus response, said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating while he awaits the results of a second test. Javid said in a video message that he has had both shots of a vaccine and ‘so far my symptoms are very mild.'” (07/18/21)