Monday 22 March 2021 / 2:07 PM Coronavirus / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds responds to comments by the Prime Minister about a third wave of Covid in Europe

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to comments by the Prime Minister about a third wave of Covid in Europe, said:

“The Prime Minister is being frankly complacent about the threat of a third wave of Covid from Europe on the UK. It would not be inevitable if the Government had listened to Labour and taken tougher action to protect our borders.

“It’s unacceptable that only one percent of international arrivals quarantine in a hotel. We need a comprehensive hotel quarantine system now, to help protect against a third wave and to safeguard the vaccine rollout. Ministers will only have themselves to blame if they do not act now.”