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Matt Hancock: British Conservative politician
Matthew John David Hancock is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2018. He previously served as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2018 for six months. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for West Suffolk since 2010.

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Hancock: 'Ending of lockdown must be irreversible' [Video]

Hancock: 'Ending of lockdown must be irreversible'

Matt Hancock has said the roadmap out of restrictions in England is "cautious" because "our goal is that this release from the lockdown is irreversible". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Matt Hancock: This is on all of us [Video]

Matt Hancock: This is on all of us

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that the Government's timeline for unlocking coronavirus restrictions will not be speeded up - and could even be slowed as ministers remain "vigilant" against..

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Hancock: All adults to be offered Covid jab by end of July [Video]

Hancock: All adults to be offered Covid jab by end of July

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government believes it has enough vaccine supplies to meet the new target of offering all adults a Covid jab by the end of July. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Early data suggests reduction in transmission for those who get the jab, says Hancock [Video]

Early data suggests reduction in transmission for those who get the jab, says Hancock

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says "we've seen early data that there's a reduction in transmission for those who get the jab".Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set a new target to vaccinate all adults..

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Matt Hancock visits key Covid trial [Video]

Matt Hancock visits key Covid trial

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has visited a key Covid vaccine trial at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The trial will analyse the immune response in patients who receive doses of vaccines..

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Matt Hancock says lockdown lifting will be 'cautious' [Video]

Matt Hancock says lockdown lifting will be 'cautious'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that while the situation is "heading in the right direction", the government will continue to monitor the data to "take steps which are cautious and..

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Hancock in talks with countries over vaccine travel passport [Video]

Hancock in talks with countries over vaccine travel passport

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he has been speaking to other countries about the introduction of vaccine passports for Britons travelling abroad but says there are currently no plans to use them in..

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Matt Hancock: Decisions being made this week on lockdown easing [Video]

Matt Hancock: Decisions being made this week on lockdown easing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he'll be working with the Prime Minister on making decisions about the easing of lockdown this week.But he warned there are still more people in hospital with..

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COVID cases down, but more to be done: UK minister [Video]

COVID cases down, but more to be done: UK minister

There's renewed hope in the UK - which has one of the world's worst death tolls from coronavirus - that cases are on the decline. Britain's Health Minister Matt Hancock, however, cautioned that the..

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Matt Hancock: UK set to hit vaccine target for most at-risk groups [Video]

Matt Hancock: UK set to hit vaccine target for most at-risk groups

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the UK was "on track" to meet its goal of offering a coronavirus vaccine to all those in the top four priority groups by Monday.The Government has set a goal of..

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Daily politics briefing: February 13 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: February 13

A look at the key figures and dates in the world of politics on February 13 as Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he hoped a combination of vaccines and new treatments will mean Covid-19 could be a..

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'The plan is working': Hancock reacts to falling R value [Video]

'The plan is working': Hancock reacts to falling R value

The reproduction number, or R value, of coronavirus has fallen below 1 for the first time since July and is now estimated to be between 0.7 and 0.9 across the UK. "Everyone can have confidence the plan..

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Health secretary presents NHS reforms to MPs [Video]

Health secretary presents NHS reforms to MPs

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has laid out plans to reform the National Health Service to MPs in the House of Commons. The White Paper, which will be published later today, brings together the NHS,..

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Hancock: Reforms can give public confidence in NHS [Video]

Hancock: Reforms can give public confidence in NHS

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says new reforms to the NHS will give the public confidence that the health system will respond to their needs.

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Hancock: Proposed NHS reforms will bring 'better care' [Video]

Hancock: Proposed NHS reforms will bring 'better care'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that proposed NHS reforms that aim to merge the health and social care system will help deliver "better care" on the frontline with "less bureaucracy". The White..

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Hancock: Vaccines 'absolutely critical' for summer holidays [Video]

Hancock: Vaccines 'absolutely critical' for summer holidays

The rollout of coronavirus vaccines is "absolutely critical" for summer holidays to take place, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. The rollout of coronavirus vaccines is "absolutely critical" for..

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Hancock: People are not confused over summer holidays [Video]

Hancock: People are not confused over summer holidays

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells BBC Breakfast that the Government wants to make sure that everyone can have a holiday this summer.

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Astonishing moment Tory MP launches stinging attack on Matt Hancock [Video]

Astonishing moment Tory MP launches stinging attack on Matt Hancock

Sir Charles Walker said Matt Hancock's warning that people who lie over their travel history could be jailed for 10 years was “a stupid thing to say”.

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Heathrow travellers give opinion on new quarantine rules [Video]

Heathrow travellers give opinion on new quarantine rules

Passengers at Heathrow Airport today gave their reaction to the government’s new quarantine rules which will come into force on the 15th of February. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday..

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What are the new rules for travel? [Video]

What are the new rules for travel?

New rules for international arrivals are being introduced in a bid to slow the spread of new coronavirus strains. Here we answer the key questions about the new measures. Arriving travellers put in..

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Hancock: Travellers face £1,750 bill for quarantine hotels [Video]

Hancock: Travellers face £1,750 bill for quarantine hotels

Arriving travellers put in quarantine hotels in England will be charged £1,750 for their stay, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.Passengers face fines of up to £10,00 for failing to..

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Arrivals from red-list countries to pay £1750 for quarantine [Video]

Arrivals from red-list countries to pay £1750 for quarantine

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has set out the new Covid health measures at the border which will come into force in England on Monday. They include extra testing for travellers arriving into the UK,..

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'Enhanced testing' for international travellers, with fines for breaking quarantine [Video]

'Enhanced testing' for international travellers, with fines for breaking quarantine

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed the new “enhanced testing” regime for international travellers, with two tests required during the quarantine process from Monday.He also said sixteen..

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Hancock urges over-70s to get coronavirus vaccine [Video]

Hancock urges over-70s to get coronavirus vaccine

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged people in England aged over 70 who have not yet got an appointment to be vaccinated to contact the NHS. He said people should use the national booking service..

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Daily politics briefing: February 7 [Video]

Daily politics briefing: February 7

A look at the key figures and dates in the world of politics on February 7 as lateral flow tests are to be offered to businesses with more than 50 employees.Only firms employing 250-plus staff..

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'It's on all of us': Hancock warns easing lockdown could be slower than PM's timeline

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the government's timeline for unlocking coronavirus restrictions won't happen faster - and could even be slowed as ministers remain "vigilant" against infection..
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Hancock asked to deal with government 'cronyism' after High Court ruling

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Matt Hancock is being urged to deal with "cronyism" in the government after a High Court ruling which said it had acted unlawfully in failing to publish billions of pounds worth of COVID-19 contracts.
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Hancock defends timing of new NHS shake-up as he targets tap water and fatty foods

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The 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.
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Government 'doing everything we can' to allow summer holidays this year

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News the government is "doing everything we can" to allow Britons to enjoy a summer holiday this year.
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£1,750 fee and prison sentences of up to 10 years: New details of hotel quarantine scheme

£1,750 fee and prison sentences of up to 10 years: new details of hotel quarantine scheme
Travellers 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.
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All travellers arriving in UK to face mandatory COVID tests from next week

all travellers arriving in uk to face mandatory covid tests from next week
All travellers arriving in the UK are to face mandatory coronavirus tests from next week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock is poised to announce to MPs.
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Ten million people have had first COVID jab in the UK, Hancock says

Ten million people in the UK have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
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New study 'categorically' supports government's 12-week vaccine strategy, says Hancock

new study 'categorically' supports government's 12-week vaccine strategy, says hancock
A 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..
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'You're a liar!': Chris Whitty verbally abused by 'pathetic' youth in street

'you're a liar!': chris whitty verbally abused by 'pathetic' youth in street
A young man who filmed himself verbally abusing Professor Chris Whitty in the street has been branded "pathetic" by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
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UK to share genomics know-how to help other countries identify new COVID variants

uk to share genomics know-how to help other countries identify new covid variants
The UK is to offer its genomics expertise to help other countries identify new COVID variants, Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce.
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Almost four in five of over-80s have received first dose of COVID vaccine

Almost four in five of those aged over 80 have received a first dose of a COVID vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
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Almost two-thirds of elderly care home residents have had COVID jab

Almost 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.
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Matt Hancock self-isolating after being 'pinged' by NHS app

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he is self-isolating for the next six days after being "pinged" by the NHS coronavirus app.
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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..
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Government 'to look at' prioritising shop workers for COVID vaccine

government 'to look at' prioritising shop workers for covid vaccine
The 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.
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More than 200,000 coronavirus jabs given a day as UK on course to meet vaccination target

more than 200,000 coronavirus jabs given a day as uk on course to meet vaccination target
More 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.
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Hancock says latest lockdown will be the last - but COVID jabs might be needed every six months

hancock says latest lockdown will be the last - but covid jabs might be needed every six months
Health 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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Mutant coronavirus: Kejriwal seeks ban on flights from UK, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says this

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday had said that the new strain of COVID-19, being seen in their country is "out of control".
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UK minister apologises for misnaming soccer star Rashford, citing Harry Potter confusion

Health 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..
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British health minister urges protesters not to attend rallies

British 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..
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England launches study of coronavirus spread in schools

Health 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..
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Anti-racism protests undoubtedly increase risk of coronavirus spread - UK health minister

Anti-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..
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UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder, says Hancock

Britain 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.
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UK committed to working with stats watchdog over virus, says PM's spokesman

British 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..
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UK contact-tracing going well, system has spare capacity, says minister

Britain'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..
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UK employers should pay wages of those asked to isolate by COVID-19 trace system: minister

British 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.
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UK to tackle COVID-19 flare-ups with local measures: health minister

Britain 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.
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UK health minister says will consult colleagues on lockdown fines

British 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's Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines: BBC Political Editor

Britain'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 confident COVID-19 tracking system will be in place before lockdown eased

Health 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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UK may look into how care homes make Covid-19 deaths public

Britain'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..
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Summer holidays abroad unlikely, Britain's health minister says

British 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.
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UK health minister: We did not sacrifice care homes by prioritising hospitals

British 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 again

Britain 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.
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UK's Hancock: Still too early to say when lockdown will be eased

British 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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UK says some children have died from syndrome linked to COVID-19

Some 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..
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Britain to stick with lockdown for now despite economic pressure: minister

Britain 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.
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Britain not asking doctors to compromise on protective gear: minister

Guidance 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..
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UK PM Johnson in good shape after coronavirus, says minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in good shape and recovering after falling gravely ill with COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.
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UK to expand coronavirus testing to cover all key workers

Britain'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.
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UK will start large-scale contact-tracing as cases fall: minister

British 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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UK is tight on gowns for front line fighting COVID-19, minister says

The 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..
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Most COVID-19 deaths outside hospital occur at home: UK health minister

Most COVID-19 deaths that occur outside hospital occur at home, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.
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Britain expands COVID-19 testing programme, still more to do: health minister

Britain 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..
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Deaths from COVID-19 in UK care homes is higher than 2%: health minister

British 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..
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'Too early' to lift UK lockdown but coronavirus outbreak peaking, minister says

The 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,..
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