British man who fled Wuhan amid COVID-19 wishes he stayed

The UK’s coronavirus disaster is so uncontrolled, a British man who fled Wuhan amid town’s devastating outbreak final yr says he wishes he’d by no means left.

Matt Uncooked, of Cheshire, stated he ought to have “by no means acquired on the flight” residence from the ground-zero metropolis in China —  which has since gotten the virus below management after a strict lockdown in January 2020, Good Morning Britain reported Thursday.

Uncooked, 39 — one in all 83 individuals evacuated by the British authorities on Jan. 31, 2020 —   turned anxious two weeks after he and his household landed in England and discovered there have been no nation-wide rules to cease the unfold of the virus, he informed hosts of the present.

“That was the purpose the place I stated ‘hold on wait a minute — we aren’t doing something on this nation,’” Uncooked stated. “[COVID-19] had already arrived in England, so we thought ‘why aren’t we doing something?’”

He added,  “That was once we realized, we should always have by no means acquired on that flight.”

Matt Raw and his partner Ying at home in Knutsford, Cheshire during the lockdown.
Matt Uncooked and his accomplice Ying at residence in Knutsford, Cheshire throughout the lockdown.
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In contrast, Wuhan, the place the virus was first recognized, was positioned below strict lockdown on Jan. 23.

Wuhan final week reported solely a pair dozen instances as pictures emerged exhibiting residents returning to nightclubs and festivals. England, in the meantime, is present process a 3rd shutdown.

Lockdown rules had been put in place within the UK in March then eased in July — however Uncooked additionally blames British residents for failing to comply with guidelines.

“I believe the true downside over right here is that individuals are demanding their freedoms with out acknowledging their tasks,” Uncooked stated.

Matt Raw, a British citizen, wishes he stayed in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Matt Uncooked, a British citizen, wishes he stayed in Wuhan throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Uncooked and his spouse, Ying, 39, and mom, Hazel, 75, had been evacuated by the British Authorities from the Chinese language metropolis and quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral.

As he walked out of quarantine, two weeks later, he shouted “We’re free!” based on media stories on the time.