Peter Andre has hit back at the government for not closing the borders sooner and allowing people to travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer, 47, shared his thoughts on travel bans and restrictions being imposed too late to stop the spread of Covid-19, as well as the loopholes allowing influencers to travel abroad claiming they are ‘working’.
It comes after fitness instructor Sheridan Mordew defended travelling to Dubai on January 2 to film workout videos on This Morning, claiming it was ‘essential’ travel.
Pete said in his New magazine column: ‘An influencer has been slammed after appearing on This Morning to defend being in Dubai. She said the trip was “essential” and her job is to “motivate” people.
‘Now, I don’t think anyone would have been upset if she’d only posted videos of the exercises she was sharing – especially if that is her job. But people are frustrated by the posts.
‘Let’s be honest, no one needs to see you riding a camel in Dubai. You can hardly call that essential!’
He added: ‘I remember when I put up some videos of us in Cyprus last summer, when you were allowed to travel, and someone said, “Don’t flaunt it.” I hadn’t really thought of it like that, so it did make me think twice.’
Peter added that he thinks the government allowing travel for as long as it did could have cost a lot of lives.
He explained: ‘With the UK now having more than 100,000 deaths from coronavirus, I really think we made a massive mistake by not closing the borders sooner.
‘It’s cost a lot of lives and the economy is crippled. But saying this, I don’t know of another prime minister who would have done a better job than Boris Johnson. Oh wait, yes… Piers Morgan, lol!’
Peter himself has recently recovered from coronavirus, which he initially didn’t think he had after feeling under the weather.
He and wife Emily, a doctor in the NHS, had both believed him to have something else after his symptoms weren’t the ‘textbook’ coronavirus symptoms.
His symptoms had included body aches and a cough, but he never had a high temperature despite testing positive for coronavirus.
Credit: Original article published here.