Piers Morgan butted heads with Alok Sharma on today’s Good Morning Britain as he attempted to get answers on how many people were tested for coronavirus yesterday.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy joined the show as the government continues to break its six-month hiatus and answer difficult questions.
Presenter Piers tried to get ‘honest and accurate’ figures on testing from the MP, however, Mr Sharma instead gave numbers on capacity, which didn’t go down too well.
‘Again, I just ask you one more time,’ Piers stated. ‘If you don’t know, just tell me you don’t know.
‘But do you know how many people we tested yesterday or the day before?’
Mr Sharma responded: ‘Well Piers, what I can tell you is there were 234,000 tests that were actually processed and there are 10s of thousands of people who’ve done the rapid testing in Liverpool, and of course, we are looking to roll that out further across other areas as well.’
Piers, however, wasn’t having any of it.
‘Let’s move on,’ he asked. ‘The answer is you don’t know, right?’
‘I’ve given you the facts, I’ve told you that at least 10 million people in the country have had at least one test,’ Mr Sharma hit back.
‘No you didn’t,’ Piers shouted. ‘The viewers aren’t stupid. They hear me asking you one question and you give a different answer.’
Elsewhere on today’s show, Dr Hilary Jones warned against families reuniting at Christmas.
‘If we come out of lockdown with no strategy to control infection rates, then Christmas is going to be a disaster and we’re going to reap the results of that in February and March,’ he said.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.