Shadow health secretary says ‘litany of errors’ led to UK having fifth highest death toll in world
- Coronavirus – latest updates
- See all our coronavirus coverage
Labour has accused government of making “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.
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 per capita.