Ukrainian refugees have confirmed that having their homes bombed was "pretty much the same" as being obliged to wear a face mask on the bus.
People in the queue to apply for a UK visa confirmed that they only wanted to come to the UK because the mask regulations had recently been lifted. Aleksandr Melkyn who joined the queue two days earlier explained. "I didn't want to go from having bombs rain down on me to being forced to put a mask on simply to stop me infecting other people."
Mr Melkyn had to break off then as he'd finally translated the visa application form from the Welsh and discovered he had to apply in person at the UK embassy in New Zealand.