Upon his much-awaited return to the political forefront, as a result of his own battle with the Coronavirus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to parliament with the hopes of re-configuring the economic stability within the country.
During his anticipated address at the weekly PMQ session, Boris Johnson alluded to implementing more efficient practices of general testing for the coronavirus in the hopes of reaching a daily target of 200,000 tests.
He suggests that this growth shall be a gradual increase, considering the current number of daily tests has come to about 100,000 as from the 30th of April, however, this number is subject to change and more likely to decrease as the days progress.
Oppositional leader, Keir Starmer challenged the prime minister and his tactics by addressing the steady decrease in the number of active tests that have been conducted from a staggering 100,000 on the 30 April down to about 84,000 on Monday, the 4 May.
Johnson’s rebuttal to this came with no actual solution to the decreasing number of daily case testing but rather with the hope for a gradual dedication to the testing process, having a positive and effective impact on the number of daily testing.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect that may be taken from Johnson’s address, is his concern for the economic status as opposed to the lives of his citizens. Johnson iterated that with the implementation of a daily testing regime that amounts to about 200,000 tests per day, that this will somehow direct the economy back into a stable position.
Some might argue that Johnson’s priorities may be detrimental towards the well-being of UK citizens and some might applaud him for his efforts of replenishing the economy.
Article Accredited To: Zinhle Nhlangothi