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Ryanair CEO Slams UK Coronavirus Quarantine Policy as 'Idiotic'

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Britain is now one of the most-affected countries in the world, with over 244,000 infected and 34,716 fatalities - the second-highest death toll in the world after the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary has criticised the UK cabinet for its decisions on the COVID-19 pandemic, calling the response measures "idiotic".

"It is idiotic and it is unimplementable", he told BBC Radio. "This [is] the same government that has mismanaged the crisis for many weeks".

He stressed that using masks is the only way for people to travel on public transport, while the guidelines by the British government are simply made up, and can't be followed.

© AFP 2022 / ISABEL INFANTESA police officer wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, stands with commuters as they travel in the morning rush hour on TfL (Transport for London) London underground Victoria Line trains from Finsbury Park towards central London on May 13, 2020
Ryanair CEO Slams UK Coronavirus Quarantine Policy as 'Idiotic' - Sputnik International
A police officer wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, stands with commuters as they travel in the morning rush hour on TfL (Transport for London) London underground Victoria Line trains from Finsbury Park towards central London on May 13, 2020

In the meantime, the Irish airline has reported a decline in full-year profits of over 40 million euros.

The statement comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it's unlikely that foreign holidays would be possible this summer because of the pandemic.

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