Matt Hancock admission that he was “delighted” with the new track and trace system, which was slammed by Sky’s Sophy Ridge.
The Government hired 27,000 coronavirus contact tracers who reached 40,000 contacts in a week.
Ms Ridge pointed out they were reaching less than two people in a week and demanded to know how that was a success.
The Health Secretary told Sky: “We’ve got a really big system in case we need it, on stand-by.
“It’s hard to find anybody who is asymptomatic, and that is why people must come forward.
“We don’t need as big a system now because the number of new transmissions is lower than it was.
“That is a good thing. Am I pleased? You bet I am.”
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