Tuesday 8 September 2020 / 12:59 PM Coronavirus / Justin Madders

Government are only now realising testing system is not set up to meet demand – Justin Madders

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to reports of people unable to book Covid-19 tests, said:

“It beggars belief that six months into this pandemic that the Government are only now realising that the testing system is not set up to meet demand.

“It is now clear what a major strategic error it was for the Government to decide to set up a brand new laboratory infrastructure from scratch and once again we are playing catch up. Ministers urgently need to get a grip on this ahead of the winter.”