Live: Matt Hancock makes statement to MPs on pandemic

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock will give MPs a Covid-19 update this evening.The statement comes after a national briefing by Boris Johnson from Downing Street when he imposed Tier Three lockdown status on Greater Manchester.During the press conference, the Prime Minister refused to rule out a national lockdown.In response to the question by a member of the public – Jake from Chester – Mr Johnson said: “What we are trying to avoid is a national lockdown at all.“We don’t rule anything out but the difficulty is that the distribution of the virus this time round is very uneven by comparison with March and April.“And so the right response is, as many other countries are doing, to go to this local and regional approach.”Mr Hancock is due to make his statement at 7pm.IYA Coronavirus widget

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