‘Don’t kill your gran’: Matt Hancock urges young people to stop flouting coronavirus restrictions and to stick to social distancing because Covid-19 infections are surging among ‘affluent’ 17 to 21-year-olds

Professor Carl Heneghan, a medicine expert at the University of Oxford, said: ‘There is currently no second wave. What we are seeing is a sharp rise in the number of healthy people who are carrying the virus, but exhibiting no symptoms. Almost all of them are young. They are being spotted because – finally – […]

EU claims Covid-19 vaccine could be available in November – contradicting Matt Hancock

The UK has also signed a contract with the pharma giant and says 30 million doses are already being manufactured – enough for half our population.

Head boy Matt Hancock’s touch of Apocalypse Now… for the freshers: HENRY DEEDES watches the Health Secretary announcing the Bolton lockdown

The old boy looked drained at times. I suspect his head has not sufficiently met with pillow these past six months. At 72, few would have blamed him for swanning off to enjoy his well-earned squillions. But the fact is, the plight of the UK’s arts industry matters a great deal to him. He genuinely […]

Matt Hancock hopes six-person Covid rule can be lifted ‘before Christmas’

He said the country had the biggest testing system per head of the population of all the major countries in Europe, adding: “However, in the last couple of weeks we have seen an increase in demand, including an increase in demand from people who are not eligible for tests, people who don’t have symptoms.

Matt Hancock accused of blaming public for Covid test shortages

The NHS website states that anyone in the UK can get a free test if they have symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change in sense of smell or test. It adds: “You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. […]

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says UK has seen ‘first credible’ cases of people being REINFECTED with coronavirus – but none have shown symptoms

‘We have additional NHS, Lighthouse, University and Partner Labs all due to open up imminently and we are also expanding the use of non-laboratory based tests. The testing team work on this 18 hours a day, seven days a week. We recognise the country is depending on us.’

Matt Hancock slams holidaymakers for triggering Covid test shortages

The free tests are available to people with symptoms of coronavirus – a fever, new and continuous cough or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell. And asymptomatic people instructed to get a check by a doctor or local council, as well as some essential workers.

Covid test seekers may be ranked by priority, says Matt Hancock

“We are all fed up of big, undelivered promises and ‘world beaters’, he said. “Mass testing is too important to become another failed project. It’s all well and good talking about moonshots and the prime minister telling us all we’ll be tested every morning. Even better would be simply delivering the extra testing needed now, […]

Now people are ordering TOO MANY Covid-19 tests: Matt Hancock claims unacceptable number of ‘ineligible’ people are asking for swabs without having any symptoms in warning they are overloading the system

‘All of our testing sites have capacity, which is why they don’t look overcrowde3d, it’s our laboratory processing that is the critical pinch-point.

Coronavirus testing at airports only catches 7% of cases and ‘doesn’t work’ says Matt Hancock

Coronavirus testing programme at Heathrow Airport could enable passengers from certain countries to exit the mandatory 14-day quarantine period early