Friday 16 April 2021 / 5:19 PM Coronavirus / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on discovery of Covid variant in UK first identified in India

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on discovery in UK of new variant first identified in India, said:

“The Conservatives are putting the progress of the vaccine rollout at risk with their reckless refusal to secure our borders against Covid.

“Ministers have been warned time and again that failing to introduce a comprehensive hotel quarantine policy would leave us exposed to variants of Covid. The blame for these dangerous new variants reaching this country rests squarely with the UK Government, and lives are being put at risk.

“We need a proper hotel quarantine system in place urgently.”