Grahame Morris MP said:
“The government must share data with Local Authorities to allow public health officials to act at the earliest opportunity should the ‘R’ rate begin to increase. There should be no monopoly on information; the only way we are going to tackle coronavirus is by working together through a coordinated local and national effort. As we see many of the Covid-19 restrictions easing in recent weeks, any prospect of a return to lockdown will concern people and particularly businesses who are already struggling in our fragile economy. Data sharing will help us to avoid the additional hardship firms and people in Leicester are now facing”.