Members of Independent SAGE call for blanket border controls to prevent spread of new variants of the virus. Professor Kamlesh Khunti , Professor Susan Michie and Professor Gabriel Scally were quoted in a Guardian story about mounting pressure on Boris Johnson to impose more widespread restrictions on people arriving in the UK.

 â€œWe only know about variants in countries where there has been genomic sequencing so a blanket approach at this point of crisis would seem to be sensible,” said Prof Susan Michie.

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