However, it was pointed out that an Indian variant was discovered weeks before that date.
One angry audience member lashed out at Nadhim Zahawi’s, questioning whether the Government had failed by not closing the borders to India when they had the chance.
The audience member said: “On April 9, cases in India were at 90,000 a day. It was reported all over the media and, quite frankly, [you] didn’t have to be a minister or a virologist to actually work out there’s a problem here.
“Our Government’s like a hesitant driver at a roundabout. You don’t know if you’re coming or going or which way you’re going to go round next.
“But one thing is clear. How many lives is it going to cost? You’re doing testing all over the country, there’s cases in 117 areas of the country.
“You seem to be shooting from the hip and have absolutely no direction. I don’t trust you.”
Under current rules, entry to the UK from red list countries is only allowed for UK nationals – or those who have residence and must quarantine in a hotel.
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