Thursday 11 June 2020 / 3:08 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth calls on Matt Hancock to explain why Coronavirus test and trace system has failed to reach thousands of people

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to government test and trace data which shows that between 28th May –  3rd June, of the total number of people referred to the contact tracing system, a third of people didn’t provide their contacts, said:

“Tracing is vital to the safe easing of lockdown. Though this is early data, Matt Hancock needs to explain at this evening’s press conference why a third of people don’t appear to have been contacted and what action they will take to rectify this.”