Govt must not risk going backwards on containing COVID-19

Responding to the Prime Minister's COVID-19 update, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:


"Major concerns remain about the prospect of a new surge in COVID-19 cases given that the risk level remains "high" and, tragically, hundreds are still dying every day in the UK. The Government seem unable to get a grip on key issues further undermining public confidence.

"It has taken months for the Government to introduce measures to quarantine new arrivals and it's not clear that this move even follows scientific guidance. For ten days now the Department of Health have failed to provide raw data on the numbers tested. The test, trace and isolate system that is vital to keep people safe has yet to be proven effective.

"The Government must not risk going backwards in containing the spread of this the virus by lifting lockdown too early, before critical systems are up and running."

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