COVID Statement 6/12/21

At today’s COVID update, I asked the Secretary of State:

– about S-gene testing capacity to detect the omicron variant
– Day 8 testing for release for travellers
– a 4 nation COBRA meeting
– support for travel industry and other impacted businesses
– urgent donation of COVID vaccines to low income countries
– for the UK government to join 130 other nations in supporting the principle of waiving intellectual property rights and technological transfer