HEREFORDSHIRE MP Bill Wiggin has questioned why flights from high-risk countries are still allowed to land in the UK when the Government has imposed "such draconian legislation".

Speaking in the Commons, Tory Mr Wiggin (North Herefordshire) said: "China has had 81,307 cases [of coronavirus], 3,254 deaths, and yet it has managed to shut down the disease in six weeks from its epicentre – a much, much more difficult task than we have.

"And yet, flights are still coming in from countries like Iran, three flights a day. How is that possible when we are looking at such draconian legislation today?"

His comments came before Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced sweeping restrictions on everyday life in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.