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Matt Hancock: British Conservative politician
Matthew John David Hancock is a senior British politician serving as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, since 2018. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Suffolk since 2010.

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Coronavirus strikes at heart of British politics [Video]

Coronavirus strikes at heart of British politics

The coronavirus outbreak at the heart of the UK government spread on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, self-isolating with symptoms just days after the..

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Coronavirus: Johnson, Jack and Hancock next to each other in Commons [Video]

Coronavirus: Johnson, Jack and Hancock next to each other in Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack and Heath Secretary Matt Hancock sat next to each other ahead of PMQs on March 25. Mr Johnson and Mr Hancock have since tested positive for..

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Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers [Video]

Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers

Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many more next week. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Chris Whitty self-isolates with coronavirus symptoms [Video]

Chris Whitty self-isolates with coronavirus symptoms

Chris Whitty has become the third senior figure in government to self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms. The chief medical officer for England confirmed he would be self-isolating on Twitter shortly..

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Boris Johnson tests positive as UK cases up 31% in a day [Video]

Boris Johnson tests positive as UK cases up 31% in a day

UK PM Boris Johnson said on Friday he would still lead the country's response to the outbreak but would be holed up inside a borrowed office within the nation's seat of government. Francesca Lynagh..

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Matt Hancock tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

Matt Hancock tests positive for coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus, revealing he has mild symptoms. The news comes shortly after the prime minister confirmed he also had contracted the virus.

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Matt Hancock, Jeremy Corbyn and Archbishop of Canterbury call for public to applaud NHS [Video]

Matt Hancock, Jeremy Corbyn and Archbishop of Canterbury call for public to applaud NHS

Matt Hancock, the Archbishop of Canterburry, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn and Jess Phillips are among those urging people to applaud the NHS as part of the Clap for Carers Campaign. Includes statements..

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NHS leaders identifying staff for swift redeployment to ExCeL field hospital [Video]

NHS leaders identifying staff for swift redeployment to ExCeL field hospital

Health bosses are identifying staff to be rapidly deployed at the new 4,000-bed field hospital being set up to manage a surge in seriously ill coronavirus patients, it has been reported. Health..

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London's ExCel Centre to become coronavirus hospital [Video]

London's ExCel Centre to become coronavirus hospital

Britain will open a temporary hospital next week at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London that could eventually house thousands of beds for coronavirus patients. This report produced by Jillian..

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London's Excel Centre to become coronavirus hospital [Video]

London's Excel Centre to become coronavirus hospital

Britain will open a temporary hospital next week at the Excel exhibition centre in London that could eventually house thousands of beds for coronavirus patients. This report produced by Jillian..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:39Published
Coronavirus pandemic: Health Secretary calls for London Underground to resume normal service [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Health Secretary calls for London Underground to resume normal service

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has asked Transport for London to resume a normal Underground service after pictures emerged showing packed trains despite Government calls for social distancing.

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Covid-19: A quarter of a million people in the UK urged to become volunteers [Video]

Covid-19: A quarter of a million people in the UK urged to become volunteers

Some 250,000 volunteers in good health are being recruited by the Government to help vulnerable people – while the ExCeL Centre in London will be converted into a new NHS hospital, Matt Hancock has..

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Matt Hancock appeals for NHS volunteer force [Video]

Matt Hancock appeals for NHS volunteer force

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has appealed for 250,000 people to join a new NHS volunteer force to help support the health service battle Covid-19. The Health Secretary also announced a new hospital..

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Matt Hancock: UK measures are not advice, they are rules [Video]

Matt Hancock: UK measures are not advice, they are rules

Matt Hancock urged people to come together to reduce the number of people in the UK who will die from the spread of Covid-19. But he issued a stark warning, saying stricter measures introduced by the..

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Matt Hancock: Home is now the 'frontline' in saving lives [Video]

Matt Hancock: Home is now the 'frontline' in saving lives

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says home 'is now the frontline' in fighting Covid-19, with everybody having a part to play in saving lives. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Prime Minister holds Cabinet meeting after new measures announced [Video]

Prime Minister holds Cabinet meeting after new measures announced

Cabinet Ministers Dominic Cummings and Matt Hancock arrived at Downing Street for a meeting with the Prime Minister. Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty and NHS chief executive..

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Matt Hancock announces new emergency powers [Video]

Matt Hancock announces new emergency powers

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a new emergency bill in the House of Commons, which includes giving the Government powers to restrict public gatherings and for police to isolate an infected..

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Matt Hancock urges people to follow government advice [Video]

Matt Hancock urges people to follow government advice

Health Secretary Matt Hancock warns that Covid-19 can harm people of all ages as he urges people to follow government advice to stay at home before stricter measures are needed. Report by Keaneyn. Like..

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Matt Hancock: Staying at home keeps people alive [Video]

Matt Hancock: Staying at home keeps people alive

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged people to stay at home because it ‘keeps people alive’ and that the government is prepared to take further steps if necessary. Report by Keaneyn. Like us on..

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Matt Hancock helps deliver PPE to NHS staff [Video]

Matt Hancock helps deliver PPE to NHS staff

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the Government is working hard to deliver PPE to the NHS staff who need it. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Hancock to retired medical staff: 'the NHS needs you' [Video]

Hancock to retired medical staff: 'the NHS needs you'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP makes a plea for recently retired doctors and nurses to return to work, after the government sent out 65 thousand letters making the request in writing. Report by..

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Matt Hancock confirms first steps for vaccine underway [Video]

Matt Hancock confirms first steps for vaccine underway

Matt Hancock confirms the first person has been "recruited" to trial a COVID-19 vaccine. But the Health Secretary was careful to emphasise that the finished product was "still many months away." Report..

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Matt Hancock: Coronavirus testing to 'radically increase' [Video]

Matt Hancock: Coronavirus testing to 'radically increase'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock responded to several queries about coronavirus on the latest edition of Question Time. Mr Hancock has said coronavirus testing will "radically increase".

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UK faces 'major problem' with medical equipment shortages [Video]

UK faces 'major problem' with medical equipment shortages

Britain faces a "major problem" with a shortage of ventilators that will be needed to treat critically ill patients suffering from coronavirus, after it failed to invest enough in intensive care..

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Matt Hancock: We are in a war against an invisible killer [Video]

Matt Hancock: We are in a war against an invisible killer

Speaking in the House of Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has highlighted how the UK is at war with the invisible killer Covid-19 virus as he announced increased efforts to bolster testing..

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Britain's health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday that 560,000 people had volunteered to help the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis, more than double the number he had hoped..
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Coronavirus: Tube full for second day of lockdown as Matt Hancock and Sadiq Khan squabble over TfL services

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Coronavirus: Health secretary Matt Hancock branded 'grossly irresponsible' after calling for London Underground system to return to full operations

NHS workers complain of being forced to breach virus safety rules in crowded carriages
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Matt Hancock has offered the NHS a salute. I think they'd prefer masks

There are items slightly further up the NHS's wish list than a salute from the health secretary – protective equipment, say
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UK has bought 3.5 million coronairus antibody tests: health minister

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday the government had bought 3.5 million antibody coronavirus tests so that people who suspect they have had the virus would be able to check for sure.
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Britain seeking 250,000 volunteers to help health service

Britain is looking for 250,000 volunteers to help the National Health Service (NHS) and vulnerable people hit by the coronavirus crisis, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
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UK to open temporary London hospital to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Britain will open a new temporary hospital next week at the Excel exhibition centre in London to treat as many as 4,000 people, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
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UK lockdown measures are rules not advice: health minister

Lockdown measures set out by the British government on Monday are rules, not advice, and will be enforced, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock claims 'biggest public health campaign in history' – despite no adverts on Facebook or Instagram

Health secretary sarcastically offers to 'send a poster' to MP who warns 'social distancing' message is not being broadcast widely enough
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Britain now has access to 12,000 ventilators: health minister

Britain now has access to 12,000 ventilators after it bought more from existing providers and its manufacturers are stepping up further production, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Monday.
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock admits he couldn't live on statutory sick pay

Amount is less than a fifth of average weekly earnings in UK
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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 53, health minister says

The death toll from the coronavirus rose to 53, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament on Monday.
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Coronavirus: Emergency law could include powers to detain people suspected of being infected

Measures to be unveiled by health secretary Matt Hancock in statement to MPs before being rushed through parliament
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UK will have power to order people to quarantine - health secretary

Britain will have the power to force people to quarantine if necessary as part of its strategy to fight coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told BBC television on Sunday.
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Coronavirus puts the most risk on the hardest workers – and the government isn't on their side

Matt Hancock told the Commons that no one will be penalised for 'doing the right thing'. But looking at statutory sick pay for those in self-isolation, it seems like a punishment to me
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Fourth person dies from coronavirus in Britain: health minister

A fourth person in Britain has died from coronavirus, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday in a statement to parliament.
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UK confident of food supply even in coronavirus worst-case scenario

Health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday he was confident Britain's food supply would not be interrupted by coronavirus even in the government's reasonable worst-case scenario.
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Coronavirus: Supermarkets say Matt Hancock's promise on food supplies is 'totally made up'

'I'm not sure the government can guarantee all food supply in all instances,' executive says
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UK health minister warns of 'tough' few weeks ahead

British health minister Matt Hancock warned on Thursday of "tough" weeks ahead in the battle to combat the spread of coronavirus, but added that the government was not planning to shut schools and..
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UK now has 51 confirmed cases of coronavirus: health minister

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Britain has risen to 51, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday, up from 39 the previous day.
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UK not planning to cancel mass events, health minister says

Britain is not planning to cancel mass gatherings or large sports events over the concerns about coronavirus, but will need legislation in case it needs to take action in the future, British health..
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Brexiteer Tory MP says he washed hands while singing national anthem to stop himself getting coronavirus

Routine follows advice from health secretary Matt Hancock
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Coronavirus outbreak could force UK to shut down entire cities, health secretary admits

'We don't take anything off the table at this stage,' says Matt Hancock
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UK steps up coronavirus planning, may bring doctors out of retirement

Britain is planning for the global coronavirus epidemic to get worse, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, describing the outbreak as a "very, very significant challenge".
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How could coronavirus affect Matt Hancock's career?

Officials are understood to have concluded that the 'reasonable worst-case scenario' could lead to demoting the health secretary to the role of leader of the House of Commons
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Britain to isolate anyone returning from Wuhan, minister says

Anyone returning to Britain from the Chinese city of Wuhan will be safely isolated for 14 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday.
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UK asks those who have traveled from Wuhan to isolate themselves

Anyone who has returned to Britain from Wuhan in China in the last fortnight should self-isolate and stay indoors, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, due to concerns about pre-symptom..
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Coronavirus risk to British public remains low: health minister

The risk posed to the British public by the new coronavirus remains low, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday, after an emergency response meeting to discuss the virus that has killed 26 people..
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NHS crisis: Health secretary hints at scrapping A&E target in wake of longest waiting times on record

Matt Hancock told axing benchmark will not 'magic away' problem of 'patients left on trolleys in corridors for hours and hours'
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Boris Johnson gave an 'unforced and natural' apology over refusal to look at photo of child on NHS hospital floor, minister says

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland claimed that protesters who heckled Matt Hancock were engaged in 'public disorder'
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'Shame on you': Matt Hancock booed and heckled by crowd as hustings descends into chaos

Health secretary called 'liar' after accusing Labour Party of being 'racist'
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Tory minister accused of 'whitesplaining' Islamophobia to senior Muslim Conservative Sayeeda Warsi

Matt Hancock sparks row for claiming other Conservatives took 'more balanced approach' than Tory peer
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Tories still to decide on approach to social care crisis that ruined Theresa May's election campaign, health secretary admits

Matt Hancock will not commit to a cap on bills, saying: 'I'm not going to get into the details of it'
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There is no good reason to delay Brexit - UK health minister

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday that there was no good reason to delay Britain's exit from the European Union and the country would leave the bloc as scheduled on Oct. 31.
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Matt Hancock urged to apologise for 'disgraceful' defence of Boris Johnson over groping allegations

PM has 'never lectured people about their private lives', says health secretary
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Vaccinations could be made compulsory for schoolchildren, says health secretary

Matt Hancock says there is a 'strong argument' for mandatory jabs
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UK health minister: I accept the law but it could be challenged

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday he accepted the law but that did not mean it shouldn't be challenged, when asked about legislation that could force the government to ask the..
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No-deal Brexit 'may well happen': British health minister

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday the country "may well" leave the European Union without a deal.
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Government to invest £130m in tech to treat cancer, dementia and Parkinson's

'We've got to bring NHS technology into the twenty first century,' says health secretary Matt Hancock
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Parliament can no longer block no-deal Brexit, senior Tory insists

Matt Hancock said no-one inside government is talking about an early general election
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UK's Johnson will not form pact with Brexit Party: health minister

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Boris Johnson will never forge alliance with Nigel Farage to deliver no-deal Brexit, says key supporter

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