Backbench MP criticises ‘Covid Zealots’

Conservative MP Desmond Swayne has said “Ministers must rebuke crazed Covid zealots.”

His comments come after Dr Jenny Harries, who has served as chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency and head of NHS Test and Trace since April 2021, urged people to only socialise if “necessary”.

No 10 has since said that it rejects Dr Harries’ suggestion.