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Hancock avoids apologising over PM remarks on care homes
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Ashworth calls on Hancock to apologise for PM’s 'crass remarks' on care homes
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Hancock insists majority of people are social distancing
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'People acted responsibly' - UK health minister
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Matt Hancock: I want to see NHS staff properly rewarded
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Ashworth: Leicester lockdown isn’t an ‘imminent solution’
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Boris Johnson warns public against “taking liberties” with social distancing
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Hancock warns Government could close beaches if distancing rules are ignored
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Health Secretary "delighted" at NHS recruitment numbers
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All you need to know from the June 22 Covid-19 briefing
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Hancock pays tribute to England’s 2.2 million shielders
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Matt Hancock reveals lowest Covid-19 statistics since pandemic reached the UK
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Government to set out 'another step' in its lockdown-easing measures
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Matt Hancock: Reading attack not being treated as terror incident
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Hancock: Police not treating Reading attack as terrorism
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UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system
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All you need to know from the June 18 coronavirus briefing
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Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app
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Matt Hancock pays tribute to Dame Vera Lynn
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WHO: Steroid should be kept for serious cases
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Hancock appears to forget social distancing rules at PMQs
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UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder, says HancockBritain has more work to do to understand why COVID-19 has a disproportionate effect on black and minority ethnic minorities, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
UK committed to working with stats watchdog over virus, says PM's spokesmanBritish health minister Matt Hancock has spoken to the head of the country's statistics watchdog to pledge his commitment to work closely with it after David Norgrove criticised the government for..
UK contact-tracing going well, system has spare capacity, says ministerBritain's new coronavirus test-and-trace system is working well and some of the thousands of contact-tracers who have been recruited are not yet fully occupied, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on..
UK employers should pay wages of those asked to isolate by COVID-19 trace system: ministerBritish employers should pay the wages of anyone told to stay at home by England's COVID-19 test and trace system, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
UK to tackle COVID-19 flare-ups with local measures: health ministerBritain will gradually move towards more localised action to tackle local coronavirus flare-ups, as opposed to the nationwide measures taken so far, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday.
UK health minister says will consult colleagues on lockdown finesBritish health minister Matt Hancock said he would talk to colleagues about fines imposed on families for breaking lockdown rules, after a top government adviser received widespread public condemnation..
UK's Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines: BBC Political EditorBritain's health minister Matt Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines when he was questioned by a member of the public about the penalties in light of action taken by adviser Dominic..
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UK may look into how care homes make Covid-19 deaths publicBritain's health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday he may look into care homes' approach to making coronavirus deaths public after authorities declined to disclose the number of deaths in individual..
Summer holidays abroad unlikely, Britain's health minister saysBritish people are unlikely to be able to go on international holidays this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
UK health minister: We did not sacrifice care homes by prioritising hospitalsBritish health minister Matt Hancock denied on Wednesday that the government had left many elderly people in care homes more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus by prioritising hospitals.
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Britain hits coronavirus testing target as death toll leaps againBritain has hit its target of carrying out 100,000 COVID-19 tests a day, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday, stressing that the programme was crucial to helping ease a national lockdown.
UK's Hancock: Still too early to say when lockdown will be easedBritish health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday it was too early to discuss when restrictions on daily life, imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, would end.
UK says some children have died from syndrome linked to COVID-19Some children in the United Kingdom with no underlying health conditions have died from a rare inflammatory syndrome which researchers believe to be linked to COVID-19, Health Secretary Matt Hancock..
Britain to stick with lockdown for now despite economic pressure: ministerBritain will keep lockdown measures in place until it is safe to ease restrictions despite the economic costs of the rules, health minister Matt Hancock told BBC Radio on Friday.
Britain not asking doctors to compromise on protective gear: ministerGuidance for personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals is based on clinical advice and does not ask doctors to compromise on safety, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday after two..
UK PM Johnson in good shape after coronavirus, says ministerBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in good shape and recovering after falling gravely ill with COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.
UK to expand coronavirus testing to cover all key workersBritain's health minister Matt Hancock promised on Thursday to expand coronavirus testing to all those considered key workers after the government faced criticism for failing to roll out mass checks.
UK will start large-scale contact-tracing as cases fall: ministerBritish health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday the government would bring in large-scale contact-tracing once the number of new cases of the coronavirus falls.
UK is tight on gowns for front line fighting COVID-19, minister saysThe United Kingdom is tight on gowns for front line health workers fighting COVID-19 but hopes to get the right equipment where it is needed by the end of this weekend, Health Secretary Matt Hancock..
Most COVID-19 deaths outside hospital occur at home: UK health ministerMost COVID-19 deaths that occur outside hospital occur at home, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.
Britain expands COVID-19 testing programme, still more to do: health ministerBritain has expanded the number of people who are eligible to be tested for COVID-19 to include the police, fire service, judiciary and others, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday, in part of..
Deaths from COVID-19 in UK care homes is higher than 2%: health ministerBritish health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday the rate of deaths due to COVID-19 in care homes was higher than 2%, adding he was concerned about how the novel coronavirus was spreading in places..
'Too early' to lift UK lockdown but coronavirus outbreak peaking, minister saysThe United Kingdom's novel coronavirus outbreak is starting to peak but it is too early to lift the lockdown because the virus would "run rampant" if the government eased social distancing measures,..
UK has not reached COVID-19 peak so lockdown will stay: health ministerBritain has not yet reached the COVID-19 peak which would allow for an easing of tight restrictions of movement, health minister Matt Hancock said on Saturday.
UK government functioning efficiently without PM Johnson: health ministerThe British government is functioning efficiently in the absence of Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is recovering in hospital from COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.
UK's COVID-19 death toll up 980 in largest rise to dateThe UK death toll from COVID-19 has risen by 980 to 8,958, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday, its biggest daily rise to date.
British coronavirus death toll rises to 8,958, up 980The death toll from coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 980 to 8,958 people as of 1600 GMT on April 9, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.
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British health minister denies clash with finance chief over lockdown strategyBritish Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday denied there was any disagreement with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak about when lockdown restrictions to fight the coronavirus could be lifted.
'More Burberry gowns to come': luxury brand turns effort to coronavirus fightHigh-end British fashion brand Burberry has turned over its production to make protective gowns for healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.
UK has 2,000 critical care beds free for coronavirus: ministerBritain has more than 2,000 critical care beds still free for use in the fight against the new coronavirus, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.
UK peak of coronavirus outbreak could be Easter Sunday, health ministerThe deadliest peak of Britain's coronavirus outbreak could be on Easter Sunday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.
Britain's coronavirus peak will be in next few weeks, health minister saysThe peak of the United Kingdom's coronavirus outbreak will be slightly sooner than previously thought and will come in the next few weeks, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.
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Britain to target 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by month-endBritain is aiming for 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by the end of April, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday, an increase of around tenfold from current levels.
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UK health minister says 560,000 volunteers sign up to help NHSBritain's health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday that 560,000 people had volunteered to help the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis, more than double the number he had hoped..
UK has bought 3.5 million coronairus antibody tests: health ministerBritish health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday the government had bought 3.5 million antibody coronavirus tests so that people who suspect they have had the virus would be able to check for sure.
Britain seeking 250,000 volunteers to help health serviceBritain is looking for 250,000 volunteers to help the National Health Service (NHS) and vulnerable people hit by the coronavirus crisis, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
UK to open temporary London hospital to tackle coronavirus outbreakBritain will open a new temporary hospital next week at the Excel exhibition centre in London to treat as many as 4,000 people, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
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