Friday 24 April 2020 / 2:19 PM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth comments on issues with the Government’s testing website

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, commenting on issues with the Government’s testing website and high levels of demand for tests, said:

“We have long called for Ministers to properly prepare a testing strategy to deliver the levels of diagnostics needed.

“The fact the website crashed in minutes reveals the extent of the demand that ministers should have prepared for. Questions will need answering as to why this happened, what mechanisms are in place to ensure everyone who needs a test gets one quickly and whether a workable tracing strategy is being prepared.”