Monday 19 April 2021 / 5:20 PM Coronavirus / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on India being added to travel “red list”

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on India being added to the “red list” of countries with 103 cases of variant found in UK, said:

“As Labour has warned for months, failing to introduce strong protections at the border has left us exposed to mutations of the virus, which has now lead to dangerous outbreaks in the UK.

“It is not good enough to try and shut the door after the horse has bolted, by adding countries onto a red list when it is too late. What’s needed is an urgent comprehensive hotel quarantine system.”

“UK Government Ministers must accept the blame for failing in their duty to keep people safe, continuing to put lives at risk and undermining our national progress on the vaccine.”