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Covid test for travellers from China could have been avoided, says MP

Steve Brine said the restriction on people arriving from China to England was only required because Beijing was not ‘upfront’ about its data

The requirement for travellers from China to England to provide a negative Covid test before departure could have been avoided if Beijing was “upfront” about its data, the chair of the Commons health committee has said.

Rishi Sunak announced a major U-turn on Friday by imposing checks on travellers from China from 5 January, after criticism from a growing number of Conservative MPs over his “dithering”.

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