Covid-19 Update

Chris Stephens Excerpts
Wednesday 5th January 2022

(4 months, 1 week ago)

Commons Chamber
Read Full debate Read Hansard Text Read Debate Ministerial Extracts
Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
- Parliament Live - Hansard - - - Excerpts

I thank my hon. Friend for all the support that she gives to hospitals in the Greater Manchester area, which I know well, in which she knows we are investing hugely. I thank them for the care and the trouble that they are taking in a very tough time. They will get all the support that they need.

Chris Stephens Portrait Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West) (SNP)
- Hansard - -

The Prime Minister has to make decisions based on evidence. However, reinfections are not included in the UK Government covid cases figures, despite warnings by scientists at Imperial College London that up to 15% of omicron cases could be of people who have had coronavirus before. So can the Prime Minister assure us that reinfections will be tracked and recorded on the UK Government’s dashboard, and if so, when?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
- Parliament Live - Hansard - - - Excerpts

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, but the decision is up to the UK Health Security Agency.