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Hancock: 'Ending of lockdown must be irreversible'
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Matt Hancock: This is on all of us
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Hancock: All adults to be offered Covid jab by end of July
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Early data suggests reduction in transmission for those who get the jab, says Hancock
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Matt Hancock visits key Covid trial
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Matt Hancock says lockdown lifting will be 'cautious'
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Hancock in talks with countries over vaccine travel passport
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Matt Hancock: Decisions being made this week on lockdown easing
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COVID cases down, but more to be done: UK minister
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Matt Hancock: UK set to hit vaccine target for most at-risk groups
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Daily politics briefing: February 13
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'The plan is working': Hancock reacts to falling R value
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Health secretary presents NHS reforms to MPs
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Hancock: Reforms can give public confidence in NHS
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Hancock: Proposed NHS reforms will bring 'better care'
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Hancock: Vaccines 'absolutely critical' for summer holidays
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Hancock: People are not confused over summer holidays
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Astonishing moment Tory MP launches stinging attack on Matt Hancock
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Heathrow travellers give opinion on new quarantine rules
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What are the new rules for travel?
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Hancock: Travellers face £1,750 bill for quarantine hotels
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Arrivals from red-list countries to pay £1750 for quarantine
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'Enhanced testing' for international travellers, with fines for breaking quarantine
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Hancock urges over-70s to get coronavirus vaccine
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Daily politics briefing: February 7
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Hancock defends timing of new NHS shake-up as he targets tap water and fatty foodsThe COVID pandemic has made a re-organisation of the NHS "more not less urgent", Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs, as he unveiled government plans.
Government 'doing everything we can' to allow summer holidays this yearHealth Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News the government is "doing everything we can" to allow Britons to enjoy a summer holiday this year.
£1,750 fee and prison sentences of up to 10 years: New details of hotel quarantine schemeTravellers returning from 33 "red list" countries will have to pay £1,750 to quarantine in hotels for 10 days, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs.
All travellers arriving in UK to face mandatory COVID tests from next weekAll travellers arriving in the UK are to face mandatory coronavirus tests from next week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock is poised to announce to MPs.
Ten million people have had first COVID jab in the UK, Hancock saysTen million people in the UK have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
New study 'categorically' supports government's 12-week vaccine strategy, says HancockA new study showing a single dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine can significantly reduce the spread of coronavirus "categorically" supports the government's jabs strategy, Health Secretary Matt..
'You're a liar!': Chris Whitty verbally abused by 'pathetic' youth in streetA young man who filmed himself verbally abusing Professor Chris Whitty in the street has been branded "pathetic" by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
UK to share genomics know-how to help other countries identify new COVID variantsThe UK is to offer its genomics expertise to help other countries identify new COVID variants, Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce.
Almost four in five of over-80s have received first dose of COVID vaccineAlmost four in five of those aged over 80 have received a first dose of a COVID vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
Almost two-thirds of elderly care home residents have had COVID jabAlmost two-thirds of elderly care home residents have had a COVID-19 vaccine - with vaccinations among all groups occurring at 200 jabs per minute, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs.
Matt Hancock self-isolating after being 'pinged' by NHS appHealth Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he is self-isolating for the next six days after being "pinged" by the NHS coronavirus app.
NHS may move patients into hotels - as Hancock says end of restrictions 'impossible to know'The NHS is considering plans to discharge patients into hotels as hospitals become swamped with COVID patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed - as he said it was "impossible to know" how..
Government 'to look at' prioritising shop workers for COVID vaccineThe government will look "very carefully" at prioritising shop workers - as well as teachers and police officers - for COVID vaccines, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs.
More than 200,000 coronavirus jabs given a day as UK on course to meet vaccination targetMore than 200,000 people are getting a COVID-19 jab every day and the government is on course to reach its target of 13 million people vaccinated by mid-February, Matt Hancock has told Sky News.
Hancock says latest lockdown will be the last - but COVID jabs might be needed every six monthsHealth Secretary Matt Hancock has predicted England's latest national lockdown will be the last full shutdown of the COVID crisis - but suggested Britons might need to be re-vaccinated every six to 12..
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UK minister apologises for misnaming soccer star Rashford, citing Harry Potter confusionHealth minister Matt Hancock apologised on Wednesday to England soccer player Marcus Rashford for getting his name wrong, suggesting that confusion with the star of the Harry Potter films was behind..
British health minister urges protesters not to attend ralliesBritish health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday people should not attend large demonstrations for public health reasons after protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement attracted tens..
England launches study of coronavirus spread in schoolsHealth minister Matt Hancock launched a study to find out the prevalence and spread of the coronavirus among school children and teachers in England on Tuesday to help inform the phased reintroduction..
Anti-racism protests undoubtedly increase risk of coronavirus spread - UK health ministerAnti-racism protests attended by thousands of people in London and other major British cities "undoubtedly" risk causing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases again, British health minister Matt..
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..
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UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will be in place before lockdown easedHealth secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday he was confident that a COVID-19 track and trace system would be operating by June 1, allowing lockdown rules to be eased without risking a spike in..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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