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Matt Hancock

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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: NHS Covid-19 app will help protect everyone [Video]

Hancock: NHS Covid-19 app will help protect everyone

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the new NHS Covid-19 app will “help people to protect themselves, to protect their loved ones and help protect the wider community”. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Hancock: I am ‘rock solid’ behind new virus restrictions [Video]

Hancock: I am ‘rock solid’ behind new virus restrictions

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he is "rock solid" behind new coronavirus restrictions announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Hancock defends NHS Test and Trace app availability [Video]

Hancock defends NHS Test and Trace app availability

Health Secretary Matt Hancock responds to people who are reporting not beingable to download the NHS Test and Trace app due to phone softwarerequirements.

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PM criticises opposition attack on coronavirus testing [Video]

PM criticises opposition attack on coronavirus testing

Boris Johnson has criticised opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer describing his “continual attacks” on Baroness Dido Harding as “unseemly and unjustified”. Sir Keir accused the prime minister of..

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Hancock announces childcare exemption for local lockdown areas [Video]

Hancock announces childcare exemption for local lockdown areas

Local lockdown restrictions in England will be eased to allow people to lookafter children or vulnerable adults from outside their household. HealthSecretary Matt Hancock acknowledged that such..

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Hancock announces £500 payment for people who self-isolate [Video]

Hancock announces £500 payment for people who self-isolate

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the House of Commons that people on low incomes who need to self-isolate with Covid-19 will be eligible for a £500 payment from next Monday. Report by Blairm...

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Hancock: UK faces tipping point in Covid pandemic [Video]

Hancock: UK faces tipping point in Covid pandemic

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the government will not hesitate to take "more stringent action" should the public continue flout lockdown restrictions. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook..

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Matt Hancock: I would report my neighbour [Video]

Matt Hancock: I would report my neighbour

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he would report a neighbour who breachedself-isolation rules, as the Government introduces new fines for those whorefuse to quarantine.

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Hancock and Starmer arrive at Andrew Marr Show [Video]

Hancock and Starmer arrive at Andrew Marr Show

Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Labour leader Keir Starmer arrive at the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning. Mr Hancock said the nation was at a "tipping point" in the Covid-19 pandemic and warned..

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Health Secretary 'strengthening support' for social care [Video]

Health Secretary 'strengthening support' for social care

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "strengthening support" for social care amid a rise in coronavirus cases across the country. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Hancock: Last line of defence is national action [Video]

Hancock: Last line of defence is national action

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says national action is the "very last line of defence" against coronavirus, but as cases accelerate he says this is a "serious moment for the whole country". Report by..

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Hancock: 'National lockdown last line of defence' [Video]

Hancock: 'National lockdown last line of defence'

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Health Secretary Matt Hancock says that a nationallockdown is the last line of defence against a potential second wave of thecoronavirus.

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COVID restrictions intensify in North East England amid soaring cases [Video]

COVID restrictions intensify in North East England amid soaring cases

Matt Hancock made the announcement on Thursday.

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Hancock announces an extra £540m for the adult social care infection control fund [Video]

Hancock announces an extra £540m for the adult social care infection control fund

Matt Hancock has announced that the adult social care infection control fundwill be extended for six months and receive an extra £540 million. The HealthSecretary was giving a statement in the House..

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Hancock announces new restrictions for the North East [Video]

Hancock announces new restrictions for the North East

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces new restrictions in north-east Englandfrom September 18. They will include a ban on residents socialising with otherpeople outside their own households, table..

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A&E patients will require appointments through winter [Video]

A&E patients will require appointments through winter

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to protect the NHS through the winter period and Covid-19 pandemic, including requirements for A&E patients to book an appointment first through NHS..

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Matt Hancock defends Covid-19 testing infrastructure [Video]

Matt Hancock defends Covid-19 testing infrastructure

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended the government's Covid-19 testing infrastructure, claiming the shortfall was down to a surge in demand from people who were misusing the system. Mr Hancock..

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Sturgeon raises concerns with Matt Hancock over Covid-19 testing backlog [Video]

Sturgeon raises concerns with Matt Hancock over Covid-19 testing backlog

Nicola Sturgeon has held what she described as “constructive” talks with UKHealth Secretary Matt Hancock about how to resolve a delay in coronavirustesting results. Problems are centred on the UK..

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What is 'long Covid'? [Video]

What is 'long Covid'?

'Long Covid' sufferer Jade Townsend says her life has changed aged just 22.Leading scientist Dr Rachel Evans explains what thousands of people areexperiencing, and Matt Hancock makes a statement about..

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Ashworth challenges Hancock on school Covid policy [Video]

Ashworth challenges Hancock on school Covid policy

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth has challenged his government counterpart Matt Hancock on the government’s coronavirus policy for school year groups. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook..

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Matt Hancock tells opposition to 'get with the programme' on testing [Video]

Matt Hancock tells opposition to 'get with the programme' on testing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the new restrictions will not be kept inplace “for any longer than we have to”. Discussing the new “rule of six”, hetold MPs: “As the chief medical officer..

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England limits gatherings to six people in order to curb spread of COVID-19 [Video]

England limits gatherings to six people in order to curb spread of COVID-19

Health minister Matt Hancock said limits on gatherings could last until Christmas.View on euronews

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Hancock on coronavirus vaccine trial pause [Video]

Hancock on coronavirus vaccine trial pause

Health Secretary Matt Hancock seeks to reassure the public as trials of the Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine have been put on hold owing to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. Report by..

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Hancock on new social gathering rules [Video]

Hancock on new social gathering rules

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says: “We have taken this action having seen the rise in [coronavirus] cases in the..

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