Ryanair Hammers Government ‘Mismanagement’ of Covid Crisis
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Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary lashed out at governments over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying an ineffective response to the crisis had added to the difficulties of struggling airlines.
Leaders in the U.K. and Ireland are focused on the wrong data with the daily coronavirus case rate and should put more effort toward test-and-trace programs to get the economy moving, the outspoken airline chief said Tuesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television. He also slammed British quarantine measures and the “chopping and changing of requirements” in London.
“It’s largely political mismanagement,” O’Leary said. “The Germans and the Italians are much more effective.”
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