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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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Matt Hancock announces new Covid-19 testing programme [Video]

Matt Hancock announces new Covid-19 testing programme

Matt Hancock has announced two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu are to be rolled out. The tests promise results in 90 minutes and can even be conducted by people without medical training...

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Hancock defends new restrictions for northern England [Video]

Hancock defends new restrictions for northern England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended the imposition of new restrictions for parts of northern England which bans households from visiting each other. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North [Video]

Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that from midnight tonight, people in Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire who live in different households will be banned from..

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Coronavirus: UK extends self-isolation period from seven to 10 days [Video]

Coronavirus: UK extends self-isolation period from seven to 10 days

The self-isolation extension comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that "we can see, sadly, a second wave of coronavirus that's starting to roll across Europe".View on euronews

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Hancock: NHS consultations should move online and to mobile phones [Video]

Hancock: NHS consultations should move online and to mobile phones

All NHS consultations should be carried out by phone or video unless there isa good reason not to, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. In a speech tothe Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Mr..

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Self-isolation period for those with Covid-19 symptoms extended to 10 days [Video]

Self-isolation period for those with Covid-19 symptoms extended to 10 days

People who test positive for coronavirus or display symptoms must now self-isolate for 10 days as Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned of a “second wavestarting to roll across Europe”. The UK’s..

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Hancock: Must protect UK from second wave [Video]

Hancock: Must protect UK from second wave

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says it is important that people in the UK are protected from the second wave of Covid-19 that is coming across Europe, as he defends the Government's changing advice for..

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Hancock: Second wave of coronavirus rising in Europe [Video]

Hancock: Second wave of coronavirus rising in Europe

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells LBC's Nick Ferrari that a "second wave" ofcoronavirus is "rising in Europe". The length of time people with coronavirussymptoms must self-isolate is set to increase..

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Coronavirus in numbers: Publication of UK death figures paused [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Publication of UK death figures paused

The Department for Health and Social Care is “pausing” publication of daily death figures for the whole of the UK after Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review into in the way they are..

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK death count remains paused [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death count remains paused

The Government said there has been a total of 295,372 Covid-19 cases confirmed in the UK.The Department for Health and Social Care said on Friday it was “pausing” publication of daily death figures..

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Matt Hancock: Oxford trial is a promising step towards coronavirus vaccine [Video]

Matt Hancock: Oxford trial is a promising step towards coronavirus vaccine

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock addresses the House of Commons with the latest updates on efforts against the coronavirus pandemic, and the Government's plans to ensure..

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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000

Countries including the US, South Africa and India are struggling to hold down rising rates of coronavirus as global deaths from Covid-19 surged past 600,000.Concerns are rising that the pandemic has..

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Coronavirus in numbers: Publication of daily UK death figures is paused [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Publication of daily UK death figures is paused

A further 13 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,173, NHS England said on Saturday.The patients..

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Hancock orders urgent review into calculation of death figures [Video]

Hancock orders urgent review into calculation of death figures

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has ordered an urgent review into the calculation of death figures.This follows criticism from researchers of “statistical flaws” in the way deaths from Covid-19 are..

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Hancock: Gov is easing some restrictions in Leicester [Video]

Hancock: Gov is easing some restrictions in Leicester

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says that the government is easing "some but not all" of the restrictions in place in Leicester. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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Health Secretary: Some lockdown measures to remain in place in Leicester [Video]

Health Secretary: Some lockdown measures to remain in place in Leicester

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said some of the lockdown restrictions can be lifted in Leicester from July 24, but not all.

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Government to make decision on Leicester lockdown [Video]

Government to make decision on Leicester lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed a decision on Leicester's lockdown will be made on Thursday. Tuesday marks two weeks of the localised lockdown, imposed due to the city's alarming..

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Hancock announces that face coverings will be compulsory in England’s shops [Video]

Hancock announces that face coverings will be compulsory in England’s shops

Health Secretary Matt Hancock formally announces that face covering are to become compulsory in shops in England and those who fail to comply with the order from July 24 could face a fine of up to..

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Hancock: Police can enforce face covering rules [Video]

Hancock: Police can enforce face covering rules

Health secretary Matt Hancock has given police the power to enforce the decision to make face coverings mandatory in shops. The new rules will come into force from 24th July. Report by Browna. Like us..

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Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops [Video]

Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops

Johnson makes face coverings compulsory in England’s shops As of July 24, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering whilst shopping in England. The Government have announced this fresh move to..

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Government preparing ‘biggest flu vaccination programme in history’ [Video]

Government preparing ‘biggest flu vaccination programme in history’

Credit: National Pharmacy AssociationThe Government has procured enough supplies for the “biggest flu vaccination programme in history”, the Health Secretary has said. Matt Hancock said planning is..

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Hancock: Medical safety review is a ‘wake-up call’ [Video]

Hancock: Medical safety review is a ‘wake-up call’

Health secretary Matt Hancock apologises on behalf of the government after a review into medical interventions such as pelvic mesh identified significant failings. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook..

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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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All initial GP consultations should now happen on phone or online, Matt Hancock announces

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Coronavirus: Care home residents in England allowed visits from friends and families again

Matt Hancock has announced visits to care homes in England will restart this week in a significant easing of the coronavirus restrictions introduced four months ago.
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock warns conspiracy theorists are putting lives at risk as he hails positive results in vaccine trial

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Coronavirus: Government suspends publication of daily UK-wide death toll over accuracy concerns

Matt Hancock had ordered a review of the figures after academics sounded the alarm
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Matt Hancock 'open' to national day of recognition for NHS staff on Covid-19 frontlines

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Leicester lockdown measures eased after cases drop

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Matt Hancock orders pause in use of sub-standard coronavirus testing swabs

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Leicester lockdown: Schools and shops to open in but pubs stay closed as city continues to battle outbreak

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that schools and shops will reopen but pubs will remain closed in Leicester as the city continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak.
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More than 100 coronavirus outbreaks a week across UK, Matt Hancock says

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Employers should now always offer working from home as option, Matt Hancock says

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Leicester lockdown: Hancock 'worried' about practices at clothing factories

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "worried" about poor social distancing in some factories.
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Lockdown England: Gatherings of 30 people allowed but Matt Hancock given power to close any outdoor space

Relaxed restrictions do not apply to Leicester, which is subject to separate new laws
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Coronavirus Leicester: 'Unusually high' rate of infection among children, government says

Health experts call for more details after Matt Hancock claims number of under-18s testing positive prompted school closures
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock confuses Keighley and Kirklees

The health secretary claimed there had been an outbreak in Keighley when he meant to say Kirklees.
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Coronavirus: Leicester travel ban could be imposed if people try to leave city, Matt Hancock warns

Tougher action on the way if frustrated residents head for 'Super Saturday' reopening in nearby Derby or Nottingham
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Lockdown tightened in English city over Covid surge

Non-essential shops will shut and schools will close for most pupils in the city, Matt Hancock says.
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Leicester lockdown tightened as coronavirus cases rise

Non-essential shops will shut and schools will close for most pupils in the city, Matt Hancock says.
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Coronavirus: Doctors in plea for social distancing as Matt Hancock warns beaches could close

Government will take action if cases spike, says health secretary
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Coronavirus: Pubs could require drinkers to leave contact details under reopening plans

Matt Hancock says final decision has not been taken on new lockdown-easing measures
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Matt Hancock defends 'momentary breach' of social distancing guidelines: 'It's because I'm human'

Health minister speaks out after receiving criticism for patting colleague on back
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Coronavirus: Government paid firms over £11m to build custom tracing app – before abandoning it

Matt Hancock conceded custom-made app wasn't working effectively on iPhones
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Matt Hancock caught on video failing to social distance in House of Commons

Health secretary's actions come after raft of measures introduced to make parliament 'Covid-secure'
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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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Matt Hancock says he is 'proud' of Marcus Rashford for 'playing his part'

'He absolutely persuaded the public as well as the prime minister,' says health secretary
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Controversial decision to close Dfid 'not discussed' within Cabinet, Matt Hancock says

Health secretary describes foreign aid department as something dreamt up 'back in the last century'
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'What about my wife and child?': The migrant health workers risking their lives yet excluded from visa extension scheme

'If Matt Hancock says care workers need to be given a green badge so they are recognised in the same way as frontline NHS workers, why is the immigration system dividing us?'
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Matt Hancock has failed to respond to report warning of social care 'scandal' nine months after deadline

Matt Hancock has failed to respond to a parliamentary call to end the "national scandal" of failing social care services for almost one year, it has emerged.
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Matt Hancock accuses ethnic minority MPs of 'identity politics' in Black Lives Matter row

61 ethnic minority MPs had written to Home Secretary Priti Patel asking her not to 'silence or impede on the feeling that other minority groups may face'
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Boris Johnson risking new spike in coronavirus cases by easing lockdown when test and trace system underperforming, scientists warn

Matt Hancock insists programme 'beat my expectations' but scheme's chief admits it is 'not gold standard yet'
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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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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock admits government still has no idea when NHS contact-tracing app will be ready

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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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Coronavirus: Fresh testing row as Matt Hancock says all care homes have had kits 'delivered' but admits they are not yet used

Labour protests he has gone back on promise for all residents and staff to have actually been tested by 6 June
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Matt Hancock accused of 'ignorance' after claiming UK marchers not protesting against racism in this country

MPs and march organisers criticise health secretary for saying 'thankfully, this is all based in response to events in America rather than here'
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Matt Hancock clashes with leading scientist over warning that late lockdown 'cost lives' and lifting now risks second peak

'I wish we had gone into lockdown earlier – I think that has cost a lot of lives', Professor John Edmunds admits
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Anti-racism protests undoubtedly increase risk of coronavirus spread - UK health minister

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Matt Hancock urges people not to attend George Floyd protests this weekend 'for safety of your loved ones'

Health secretary Matt Hancock has appealed for the public not to attend events to protest the death of George Floyd planned for this weekend, in order to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus.
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