Coronavirus: Heathrow boss urges health chiefs to publish screening data

Heathrow Airport’s boss is intensifying attempts to secure the publication of data on coronavirus screening methods as he seeks to fast-track efforts aimed at restoring confidence in international air travel.

Sky News has seen a letter from John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow’s chief executive, to Duncan Selbie, who runs Public Health England, in which he asks the agency to disclose evidence in support of its view that temperature checks are ineffective.

It comes just a few days after Mr Holland-Kaye wrote to Matt Hancock, the health secretary, to seek a common international standard for health screening at airports around the world.

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