PMQ's: Importance of a UK-wide approach in tackling COVID-19

During Prime Minister’s Questions Wrexham’s MP, Sarah Atherton, asked the Prime Minister about the importance of a UK wide approach in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Sarah said:

“My constituents in Wrexham welcome the announcement by the chief medical officers of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England about reducing the UK covid alert level from 4 to 3. Indeed, through my work at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, I have seen a reduction in the number of covid-positive cases needing to be treated. Does the Prime Minister therefore agree that the UK-wide approach works and we need to continue with it to beat the pandemic?

 

Responding, Boris Johnson said:

“First, I personally pay tribute to my hon. Friend for the shifts she has put in throughout the pandemic and of course thank all her colleagues at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, which I know. Working together across all four nations of our country is indeed the way in which we will beat the pandemic.”

Sarah has been vocal for the need of a UK wide approach since the beginning of the pandemic, noting the unique challenges faced by many residents and businesses in border constituencies such as Wrexham.