Friday 22 January 2021 / 6:10 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Covid variant potentially more deadly – Ashworth responds

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the news that the new covid variant is potentially more deadly, said:

“This is deeply alarming news, not least because Boris Johnson assured the nation back in December there was no evidence the variant was more dangerous.

“We urge ministers to go further and faster on vaccination roll out now to save lives, and introduce proper financial support for those needing to isolate to help breaks chains of transmission.”