Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Comments on Brazil Strain of Virus

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 1 March 2021.

This is unforgivable incompetence from the UK Government. Despite being warned time and time again, they have failed to act to protect our borders against emerging Covid variants and could put at risk the gains from the vaccine.

People will be appalled to hear someone with the Brazilian variant cannot be identified, raising questions about how many others may have been missed by quarantine measures. There is no excuse for continuing to ignore Labour’s call for a comprehensive hotel quarantine system.