Government must be transparent on powers to tackle Coronavirus

Responding to the release of the government’s plan to tackle Coronavirus, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said: “At last, Johnson’s Government is laying out plans to tackle the spread of Coronavirus. It is vital that the Government remains open and transparent about the steps it is taking, and provides clear advice to people across the country.

“People are enormously concerned about the spread of this virus. It is vital that the Government confirms that anyone forced to self-isolate will not be left without pay, potentially being pushed into hardship as a result of factors beyond their control.

“Any new emergency laws to tackle the virus must be proportionate and time-limited, with a cast-iron sunset clause to ensure that Ministers are not given sweeping permanent powers.”

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