Friday 11 September 2020 / 3:03 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responds to increase in R number

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the increase in R number, said:

“The increasing prevalence of Covid-19 is deeply worrying.

“At the start of summer we warned Ministers that an effective test, trace and isolate regime was needed ahead of the autumn. Rather than following our advice Ministers have created a fiasco in testing and contact tracing.

“It’s now urgent that an effective locally led public test, trace and isolate service is put in place to drive infections down and keep people safe. The Conservatives’ incompetence cannot hold Britain back from defeating the virus.”