Thursday 25 June 2020 / 1:12 PM Coronavirus / Justin Madders

Justin Madders responds to latest test and trace statistics

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to the latest test and trace statistics, said:

“To have a quarter of those who test positive not contacted three weeks in to the ‘world beating’ system is not good enough and urgently needs to be addressed.  

“Expert opinion shows that to defeat this virus we need a fully functioning test and trace system, so these latest figures still raise major concerns the week before lockdown measures are eased further, especially without a working app.

“It is staggering that hundreds of people are not submitting their details into the system in the first place. Surely that should be one simple thing that can be fixed.

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