Bus drivers without protective gear are set to transport 11 UK nationals evacuated from China to hospital today – while Indonesian students arriving from disaster-hit Wuhan were sprayed with disinfectant as they arrived home.
A fleet of Horseman coaches are waiting to collect a second group of British evacuees due to join 83 already in quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral, near Liverpool.
On Friday the bus drivers for the first group of British evacuees spent an entire 172-mile journey from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to Wirral without wearing face masks. Today’s drivers were also pictured without safety equipment.
The Britons boarded a French flight and will be brought to the hospital where they will spend 14 days in quarantine, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.
He told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday: ‘It’s correct that there is a further French flight that is expected back in Europe today and that will carry some UK nationals.’
Read more: WHY no face masks? Bus drivers show no signs of protective clothing as they wait to ferry second load of Britons from coronaviris-hit China to hospital – while Indonesian officials are jetting plane passengers with DISINFECTANT