England test and trace: what senior ministers promised and when

A look at who said what in relation to the system aimed at reducing coronavirus

A test-and-trace system to tackle coronavirus in England has been in the pipeline for some time, with Boris Johnson claiming it would be “world-beating” and in place by 1 June. However it appears to be taking longer than expected to get off the ground, and Boris Johnson was forced to defend himself on Wednesday against Sir Keir Starmer’s claim that it was not yet fully operational despite the deadline having passed. Here is a timeline of quotes about the system from key ministers, from when it was announced in mid-April to early June.

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