Thursday 18 June 2020 / 12:23 PM Coronavirus / Justin Madders

Justin Madders comments on latest Test and Trace data

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, commenting on data published today that shows one quarter of people who tested positive for coronavirus have not been contacted by Test and Trace, said:

“Expert opinion shows that to defeat this virus we need a fully functioning test and trace system, so these latest figures are hugely worrying.

“Having a quarter of those who test positive not contacted is a gaping hole in the system that urgently needs to be addressed. And questions still remain about how the app was hailed as a vital part of the system at the outset, but is now just the ‘cherry on the cake’.

“Ministers need to level with the public about how they are going to tackle these real and serious issues as a matter of urgency.”