Layla Moran

"Reckless" Government are 70k tests behind 200k target


\Layla Moran has expressed concern about "accelerating out of lockdown" when the Government remain "over 70,000 tests short of their imminent daily target," and are not releasing their "people tested" figures. 

Responding to the Department of Health announcement on testing numbers for 29th May, Layla Moran has expressed concern about "accelerating out of lockdown" when the Government remain "over 70,000 tests short of their imminent daily target," and are not releasing their "people tested" figures. 

Lib Dem MP and leadership candidate Layla Moran said:  “As the Government rapidly eases the lockdown and encourages children back to school, we are all desperate for reassurance that the right testing and tracing measures are in place to keep ourselves and our NHS safe. 

“Yet, the Government announced yesterday that just 127,722 tests were recorded on 29 May. That’s a far cry from their own target of 200,000 tests a day by tomorrow. The Government are also failing to report actual numbers of people tested, and their NHSX app still has no release date."

  • Figures show the Government is 70k tests behind target
  • Department of Health hasn't released figures on "people tested" for 9 days
  • No launch date confirmed for NHSX app

Layla said “In order to trace effectively and exit lockdown safely, the Government need to meet testing targets and have the NHS app ready to roll out nationwide. It is deeply concerning and reckless for the Government to accelerate out of lockdown while they remain over 70,000 tests short of their daily target, and without a launch date for the app in sight.”


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