'Monumental mistakes' made over handling of Covid, says Labour


Shadow health secretary says ‘litany of errors’ led to UK having fifth-highest death toll in world

Labour has accused the government of “monumental mistakes” in its handling of the pandemic, as ministers continued to insist they did everything they could to try prevent more than 100,000 deaths from the virus.

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The shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, said a “litany of errors” had led to the UK having the fifth-highest death toll in the world and the highest death rate relative to its population.

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