Euro MP warns on Ebola checks

UKIP health spokeswoman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours
UKIP health spokeswoman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours

Protection from the deadly Ebola virus should not be limited to checks at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, says UKIP health spokeswoman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours.

Public Health England has announced there will no longer be specialist staff Birmingham or Manchester airports, or the Eurostar terminal in St Pancras railway station, London.

Ms Bours said: “It’s good news the checks will continue at Heathrow and Gatwick, but I don’t think Ebola has a particular preference for a point of entry into a country.

“If there is a possibility of it coming into the UK through those two airports then why not other major airports, like Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow?

“Obviously it is heartening to know the number of cases being reported in West Africa has fallen considerably since its peak.

“However, let’s not pretend that is the reason for loosening the prevention procedures.”