UK govt has one month to fix test and trace - Starmer

Wednesday, 05. August 2020 11:45

United Kingdom Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer warned on Wednesday the British government has one month to fix its coronavirus test and trace system or otherwise face a "long and bleak winter."

"His [Prime Minister Boris Johnson's] repeated refusal to accept that test and trace isn't functioning properly is a roadblock to fixing the issues and restoring public confidence," the Leader of the Opposition said. He stressed the UK is at the "crucial point" of battling the pandemic and that "any steps the government makes to regain the trust of the British people will have Labour's full support."

Starmer previously described Downing Street's response to the coronavirus as a "scattergun" and said an official probe into it will be inevitable.

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