MPs from across the political spectrum will lead the first inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus crisis in the UK.

The group of organisers will talk to frontline NHS workers and bereaved families in hope that it will shape the way the UK deals with a potential second wave of the deadly virus in winter.

Oxford’s Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran is leading the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and spoke about the ‘valid concerns’ live from the city on Good Morning Britain.

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She said: “We do know so much more now and one thing that has been puzzling a lot of people is why, when there is so much more evidence that has come out from WHO and other bodies, why was it that Britian just didn’t take that evidence and then implement it?

“We’ve seen dozens of other countries that now have mandatory masks, why is it that this country is taking a different approach? I think that these are valid concerns.”

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She explained: “It’s still confusing what the government’s overall strategy is for Covid-19.

“There are some countries that have basically eliminated it from their shores…that’s not the case here.

“Is the idea in this country that we are going to get to 0 Covid-19 cases? Because other countries have done it.

“And if we aren’t going to do that, then why?

“These are the big questions…we need to know by autumn or we will have an overworked NHS.”

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From today, she said, the group of MPs are ‘making sure’ there is a ‘rapid’ enquiry into the mistakes that have been made.

She explained: “So we can learn the lessons in time to avert any potential problems before a potential second wave.

“Now we don’t know a second wave is necessarily coming but from what we’ve seen from the Test, Trace and Isolate not being put in place, the debarkle at care homes, and the testing numbers all over the place…we want to make sure that we’re pulling together all the evidence and talking to bereaved families, health experts, talking to frontline staff, talking to scientists, so we can make sure we’re learning the lessons in time - by the time we get to winter.”