Responding to statistics out today that reveal NHS Test and Trace has only reached 71.1% of ‘close contacts’ of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said: “The coronavirus crisis is taking an enormous toll and people are rightly worried about loved ones. The only way to allay fears and keep people safe is with a comprehensive strategy to test, trace and isolate every case of coronavirus.
“Under the leadership of this Prime Minister, however, it is becoming clearer that the Government failed to prepare. It is no wonder a management consultancy has been drafted in to get things right, but at what cost?
“People deserve better. The Liberal Democrats will continue to hold the Prime Minister’s feet to the fire to ensure the country’s test and trace program – app and all – is rapidly brought up to speed. That is how we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”