Thursday 23 July 2020 / 6:15 PM Health

Justin Madders response to new weekly test and trace stats

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to new weekly test and trace stats, said:

“The Prime Minister promised we would have a 24-hour turnaround for test results by the end of last month but we are a long way off, with the numbers heading in the wrong direction again this week. How can ministers think it’s acceptable that testing is getting slower rather than faster as promised?

“It is also a worry that we are still seeing so many of the close contacts of people who have tested positive not being reached.

“Ministers need to spell out urgently what they are doing to address these huge holes in the contact tracing system.”