Mark Logan, the MP for Bolton North East, has spearheaded the campaign for more Government support to deal with the developing spike of Coronavirus cases in Bolton and avoiding a local lockdown.
Today, it was confirmed that the MP has successfully secured extra support for Bolton through a Surge Rapid Response Team, including 100 nurses, Public Health England advisers and Environmental Health Officers, working closely with Bolton Council to provide door to door testing and encouraging residents to take a PCR test.
The Prime Minister announced further support specifically for Bolton this afternoon, including military aid, longer opening hours for vaccination centres and targeted activity around the borough. He also confirmed the easing of restrictions across England.
Mark Logan MP described the statement as ‘a statement for Bolton’.
Commenting he said:
“I am extremely pleased with the Prime Minister’s recent statement. All resources are being thrown at our town, including surge testing, military deployment, targeted activity and longer vaccination centre opening hours.
People across our town have joined me in welcoming this extra support. This was a statement for Bolton.
I echo the words of the Prime Minister, urging Boltonians to be cautious as restrictions are eased on Monday.”
Mark Logan MP was the first local leader to publicly request more vaccines for Bolton. Earlier this week, he appealed to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment, and directly to the Prime Minister during a special statement on COVID-19 in the House of Commons.
Local leaders have urged residents to remain vigilant and continue to be cautious ahead of the latest phase in the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.