Sunday 28 February 2021 / 6:20 PM Coronavirus / Nick Thomas-Symonds

It is deeply concerning that the Brazil COVID variant has been found in this country.

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the news that the Brazil variant has been found in the UK, said:

“It is deeply concerning that the Brazil COVID variant has been found in this country.

“It is now vital that we do everything we can to contain it. But this is further proof that the delay in introducing a hotel quarantine was reckless and the continuing refusal to put in place a comprehensive system leaves us exposed to mutations coming from overseas.”