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.
“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.