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Matt Hancock squirms as Jess Phillips grills him over PPE contracts given to his friends
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Health Secretary announces purchase of extra vaccine doses
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Javid: 'We can look forward to a fine Christmas'
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Javid questioned over renewed Covid restrictions
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Health secretary confirms two cases of Omicron in UK
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Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health'
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Scientists ‘deeply concerned’ over new Covid variant
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Labour: Government social care plans 'daylight robbery'
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Javid: Racial bias in medical devices used by the NHS
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Sajid Javid receives Covid booster jab
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Minister: Right to insist on Covid jabs for NHS staff
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Minister: MPs’ offices should not be used for second jobs
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Covid jabs mandatory for England's NHS and social care staff
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Javid: Covid boosters to be given earlier than six months
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Javid: No guarantee £6bn NHS funding will clear backlogs
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Government moving towards compulsory jabs for NHS staff
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Booster jabs can be booked online, says Javid
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UK signs 'landmark' deals for antiviral Covid treatments
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Government rejects Covid Plan B but will 'stay vigilant'
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Javid: Health and social care 'begins at home'
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Javid: 2022 will be year of 'renewal and reform' for NHS
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Health Sec. outlines priorities - 'Covid, recovery, reform'
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Omicron fear: Centre asks states to enforce strict measures to curb new COVID-19 variant spreadUnion Health Secretary wrote to all states and UTs, asking to enforce intensive containment, active surveillance, and increase vaccination coverage.
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