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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. A member of the Conservative Party, he previously served as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2018 for six months. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Suffolk since 2010.

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Hancock avoids apologising over PM remarks on care homes [Video]

Hancock avoids apologising over PM remarks on care homes

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has praised the 'amazing work' of care homes during the coronavirus pandemic following Boris Johnson's recent remarks on correct procedures not being followed. Report by..

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Ashworth calls on Hancock to apologise for PM’s 'crass remarks' on care homes [Video]

Ashworth calls on Hancock to apologise for PM’s 'crass remarks' on care homes

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth called on Matt Hancock to apologise for the Prime Minister’s “crass remarks” on care homes.Mr Hancock paid tribute to care homes which have "done so much..

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Hancock insists majority of people are social distancing [Video]

Hancock insists majority of people are social distancing

Health secretary Matt Hancock says most people continue to follow social distancing guidelines, despite footage appearing to show large crowds ignoring the measures – as lockdown restrictions were..

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'People acted responsibly' - UK health minister [Video]

'People acted responsibly' - UK health minister

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock says people in England have broadly behaved themselves as pubs reopened in the latest efforts towards a return to normality from the coronavirus lockdown.

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Matt Hancock: I want to see  NHS staff properly rewarded [Video]

Matt Hancock: I want to see NHS staff properly rewarded

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the Health Secretary said: “The good news is there is already an agreed pay rise. So we will absolutely ensure that we recognise the work that frontline..

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Ashworth: Leicester lockdown isn’t an ‘imminent solution’ [Video]

Ashworth: Leicester lockdown isn’t an ‘imminent solution’

Jon Ashworth has said after a briefing with Matt Hancock they agreed a local lockdown in Leicester wasn’t and imminent solution. The shadow health secretary added that ministers haven’t given..

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Boris Johnson warns public against “taking liberties” with social distancing [Video]

Boris Johnson warns public against “taking liberties” with social distancing

Boris Johnson has warned people against “taking liberties” with social distancing rules after pictures emerged of packed beaches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.The comments come after..

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Hancock warns Government could close beaches if distancing rules are ignored [Video]

Hancock warns Government could close beaches if distancing rules are ignored

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the Government will take action if social distancing measures are ignored as thousands flocked to the south coast on the hottest day of the year. Mr Hancock..

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Health Secretary "delighted" at NHS recruitment numbers [Video]

Health Secretary "delighted" at NHS recruitment numbers

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he's "absolutely delighted" that 12,000 nurses have joined the NHS over the past year. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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All you need to know from the June 22 Covid-19 briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the June 22 Covid-19 briefing

All you need to know from the June 22 Downing Street Covid-19 briefing as Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces shielding will stop from the end of July.

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Hancock pays tribute to England’s 2.2 million shielders [Video]

Hancock pays tribute to England’s 2.2 million shielders

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has paid tribute to the 2.2 million people in England who have been shielding at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Matt Hancock reveals lowest Covid-19 statistics since pandemic reached the UK [Video]

Matt Hancock reveals lowest Covid-19 statistics since pandemic reached the UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock reveals that Covid-19 deaths have reached the lowest daily rate since mid-March, showing a significant scaling back in the transmission of the virus.

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Government to set out 'another step' in its lockdown-easing measures [Video]

Government to set out 'another step' in its lockdown-easing measures

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms the Government will set out "another step" in its plan to move the UK out of lockdown.

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Matt Hancock: Reading attack not being treated as terror incident [Video]

Matt Hancock: Reading attack not being treated as terror incident

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the stabbing incident on Saturday in Reading, in which three people died, is not currently being treated as a terrorism incident.

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Hancock: Police not treating Reading attack as terrorism [Video]

Hancock: Police not treating Reading attack as terrorism

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms police are not linking Saturday’s stabbing attack in Reading to terrorism at present and says the Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be briefed later today...

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UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system [Video]

UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled program. The BBC reported on Thursday the UK will..

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All you need to know from the June 18 coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the June 18 coronavirus briefing

A round-up of the Government's daily Covid-19 press conference, where Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that development of the NHS track and trace app had halted.

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Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app [Video]

Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app

The Government says it will abandon its efforts to develop its own coronavirus contact-tracing app in order to focus on technology from Apple and Google. At the Downing Street press conference Health..

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Matt Hancock pays tribute to Dame Vera Lynn [Video]

Matt Hancock pays tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

Health Secretary Matt Hancock uses the opening of the daily Coronavirus press briefing to pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, who died today aged 103..

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WHO: Steroid should be kept for serious cases [Video]

WHO: Steroid should be kept for serious cases

A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been shown to provide benefits, the World Health Organization said on..

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Hancock appears to forget social distancing rules at PMQs [Video]

Hancock appears to forget social distancing rules at PMQs

Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to forget social distancing rules when he patted the back of a colleague on arriving inside the House of Commons for PMQs. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook..

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

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

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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

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

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UK health minister: We did not sacrifice care homes 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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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UK has not reached COVID-19 peak so lockdown will stay: health minister

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UK's COVID-19 death toll up 980 in largest rise to date

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British health minister denies clash with finance chief over lockdown strategy

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'More Burberry gowns to come': luxury brand turns effort to coronavirus fight

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UK has 2,000 critical care beds free for coronavirus: minister

Britain 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.
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UK peak of coronavirus outbreak could be Easter Sunday, health minister

The deadliest peak of Britain's coronavirus outbreak could be on Easter Sunday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.
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