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Welsh Government fiasco on Covid-19 testing

Responding to comments by the Welsh Government Health Minister regarding Covid-19 test result delays, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister Angela Burns MS said:

“The Labour-led Welsh Government has suggested that Covid-19 results in Wales are taking longer to turn around because there has been a big increase in testing but nothing could be further from the truth. 

"In spite of having the capacity for around 15,000 tests per day in Wales just 2,949 tests were completed on the 4 of July and that's just four more tests than on the 1st June. With figures like these, there can be no excuses for fewer tests coming back in 24 hours now than there were a month ago. 

"It is a scandal that only half of COVID test results in Wales are being turned around in a day compared to two-thirds of a similar number of daily tests were being processed in this time just a few weeks ago. Ministers need to get a grip and turn this situation around to ensure an effective testing system in place as we reopen Wales."