Emmanuel Macron criticised over French vaccine rollout by Buik
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Financial commentator and economics expert David Buik told GB News how French President Emmanuel Macron has totally failed to get a grip of coronavirus as France is levelled with a host of new travel restrictions. Mr Buik’s comments come as fully jabbed travellers returning to England and Wales from France will still have to quarantine from Monday following a surge in the Beta (South Africa) variant in the country. This is despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions from July 19 which will see adults who have received both covid doses not having to isolate for 10 days when they arrive back from amber list countries.
Mr Buik said: “It is an impossible job.
“The relationship with France as we know is not good at the moment.
“In fact it is awful.”
He went on to ruthlessly slam President Macron’s incompetence during the pandemic in failing to protect French citizens and spreading distrust and fear over the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Macron has failed France said Buik (Image: GB News)
Mr Buik slammed Macron for his poor covid policy (Image: Getty Images)
Mr Buik said: “I have to say, there is no question or any doubt about it, that President Macron has not got his act together in regards to the vaccination situation in France.
“There is no clear path!
“I think what has frustrated everybody it doesn’t matter whether it’s the economy, whether it is health or anything else – it is the lack of clarity.”
He went on to call on the British public to not launch too much criticism at the government over the coronavirus as cases surge in the UK.
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Chaos at the borders as travellers from France must isolate if not double jabbed (Image: Getty Images)
The financial expert added: “It is very hard to throw rocks at the government and blame people because it changes all the time.
“Few people would have thought that we would have 50,000 fresh [cases] each day as we have it over here at the moment.
“The great thing is the jab is stopping people from dying apart from a tragic few.”
France has seen rocketing cases of the Beta (South African) variant of coronavirus which has seen them plunged into strict restrictions by the British government.
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Covid stats UK as of July 16 (Image: Express.co.uk)
The massive steps taken by the government will see travellers from France slammed into mandatory 10-day isolation despite rules changing for other countries from Monday, July 19.
But travel firms have branded the move as causing confusion and slammed the impact it will have on the travel industry as holidaymakers try and escape this summer.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We have always been clear that we will not hesitate to take rapid action at our borders to stop the spread of Covid-19 and protect the gains made by our successful vaccination programme.
“With restrictions lifting on Monday across the country, we will do everything we can to ensure international travel is conducted as safely as possible, and protect our borders from the threat of variants.”