The Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth told MPs in the House of Commons on Thursday over his concerns over the government’s approach to the virus.
He said that is worried the government’s approach to coronavirus could mean that tougher action will be needed in the “winter” months given the amount of estrictions currently in place.
The Shadow Health Secretary told MPs, “Saving lives and protecting livelihoods go hand in hand and my worry is that [Hancock] approach is adopting, while understandable because no-one wants to be in a lockdown, none of these decisions are easy decisions, none of these decisions don’t have negative decisions.
“I think we’re all mature enough across the House to appreciate that and understand that. But my worry is that the approach the government are currently taking means that there will by necessity need to be tougher, deeper action in the weeks to come.
“We’re only in autumn, winter has not hit us yet.”