The “spreadsheet blunder” means contact tracers are now racing to reach up to 50,000 people who should have been self-isolating, says the Guardian. The paper reports that MPs from across the political spectrum “rounded” on Health Secretary Matt Hancock after it emerged 15,841 positive results were missed from official testing figures.
The Guardian leads on the same story quoting a senior government source as saying: “There are a variety of different ways to do this. The question is whether the US administration is ready. The ball is in the US’s court. It takes two to tango.”