Welsh Labour Government must ramp up testing and turnaround times

Commenting on the latest turnaround times, the Shadow Minister for Health, Andrew RT Davies, said:

“The Welsh Labour-led Government is still failing get a grip on key elements of the Covid-19 testing regime and this is a serious concern ahead of the winter months.

“Only 55 per cent of results of community testing are being returned within 24 hours and that needs to desperately improve if we are to deliver a truly effective track and trace programme in Wales.

“Ahead of a potential second spike of coronavirus, ramping up testing capacity and delivering significant improvements in turnaround times now has to be the priority for Vaughan Gething and the Welsh Labour Government."

Matt Smith is a Conservative who stood for Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. He was a policy analyst at Vote Leave. He has written about Welsh politics for The Daily TelegraphConhomeBrexitCentralCAPXInstitute of Welsh Affairs, and GlobalVisionUK. You can read more about Welsh politics at www.mattsmith.org.uk/news