Matt Hancock announces new Covid Tiers, which will be introduced following theend of England's second national lockdown on December 2. The Health Secretarysaid the lockdown has “successfully turned the curve and begun to easepressure on the NHS”.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined new regional Covid tiers in England in the country’s fight against Covid-19. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Matt Hancock has told MPs that the Tier 3 restrictions imposed before thesecond national lockdown in England were not strong enough. The Prime Ministerhas since unveiled beefed-up tiered restrictions which are due to come intoplace next month. Mr Hancock told a joint session of the Health and SocialCare Committee and Science and Technology Committee: “The trigger thatpersuaded me that we needed to go into national lockdown, having beenessentially the architect of the tiered system and a big supporter of it, wasthat we saw case rates going up suddenly and quite sharply in almost everypart of England."
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