P.Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London said important decisions needed to be made on how Britain could trade with France as the country faces a third lockdown. He said it was important to keep the South African variant out of the UK: some countries, including France, see the variant in 5 to 10 percent of their cases.
On BBC Radio 4’s Today program, he said, “I think there are important decisions to be made and it is always a balancing act. By how much do we relax the current ban on international travel other than essential services.”
“How many major business, commercial and commercial trips between us and France, how can we reduce the risks associated with those trips? These are political choices. I’m just addressing the problem that we’re doing so well with vaccination.” Campaign, we’re shutting down deaths faster than I ever thought possible and that will allow us to open up. “
When asked if he thought France should be placed on the Red List, he said: “I don’t think this is necessarily a practical problem given the volume of trade.”