Matt Hancock

Who’s who in the Greensill scandal
David Cameron
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Who’s who in the Greensill scandal

Labour pushes for full parliamentary inquiry into lobbying
14 Apr 2021
Tories furious about jail time for quarantine-dodgers
Matt Hancock at the daily press briefing
Behind the scenes

Tories furious about jail time for quarantine-dodgers

Backbenchers accuse Matt Hancock of making ‘empty threat’ to people who travel to high-risk countries
10 Feb 2021
Are plans to pay all self-isolating Brits £500 ‘dead on arrival’?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock who is currently self-isolating after testing positive for Covid
Behind the scenes

Are plans to pay all self-isolating Brits £500 ‘dead on arrival’?

Treasury reportedly ‘flummoxed’ by proposal to give one-off payment to everyone who tests positive for Covid
22 Jan 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘Trump 2024? It could happen’
A woman holds a Trump 2024 t-shirt at a rally during the 2020 election.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Trump 2024? It could happen’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 27 November
27 Nov 2020
How and when will Pfizer vaccine be rolled out in Britain?
Matt Hancock
In Depth

How and when will Pfizer vaccine be rolled out in Britain?

Matt Hancock says NHS will be ready to administer doses to vulnerable people from 1 December
11 Nov 2020
‘Long Covid’ patients left with lower IQs and aged brains
Coronavirus patient
In Brief

‘Long Covid’ patients left with lower IQs and aged brains

Imperial College study finds that infection can cause mental decline equivalent to losing 8.5 IQ points
27 Oct 2020
Covid jabs may begin next month, if vaccine is approved
A doctor wearing sterile gloves prepares a vaccination injection.
In Brief

Covid jabs may begin next month, if vaccine is approved

Five vaccination sites to be set up in major cities as part of mass inoculation roll-out
8 Oct 2020

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Covid test rationing: who will be at the back of the queue?
Coronavirus testing site
In Brief

Covid test rationing: who will be at the back of the queue?

Nationwide shortage of Covid-19 testing capacity means some people may have to wait longer for appointments
16 Sep 2020
How a curfew helped Belgium suppress second coronavirus wave
Belgium
In Depth

How a curfew helped Belgium suppress second coronavirus wave

UK government mulling similar restrictions following success of evening shutdowns in Antwerp
11 Sep 2020
Has Britain ‘lost control’ of the coronavirus crisis?
Coronavirus UK
In Depth

Has Britain ‘lost control’ of the coronavirus crisis?

Health secretary says steep hike is ‘concerning’ - but quirk in the testing system could be to blame
7 Sep 2020
Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’

Think tank finds that ministers’ refusal to take responsibility for decisions resulted in UK going into lockdown too late
2 Sep 2020
Government ‘watered down’ advice on safest hand sanitisers
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Government ‘watered down’ advice on safest hand sanitisers

Investigation reveals how Downing Street ignored WHO’s pre-lockdown push for use of alcohol-based rubs
26 Aug 2020
What will Public Health England's replacement do?
Matt Hancock
In Depth

What will Public Health England's replacement do?

Critics are questioning decision to hand coronavirus response to the new National Institute for Health Protection
19 Aug 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Dido Harding
Dido Harding
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Dido Harding

The multitalented Tory peer, ex-TalkTalk boss and former jockey is controversial choice to head National Institute for Health Protection
19 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘government confusion aggravates Covid’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘government confusion aggravates Covid’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 17 August
17 Aug 2020
How new 90-minute tests could fend off second Covid wave
Coronavirus test
In Depth

How new 90-minute tests could fend off second Covid wave

Government rolling out the swab and DNA testing devices in hospitals, care homes and labs
3 Aug 2020
Behind the government’s late-night northern lockdown
Lockdown Manchester
In Depth

Behind the government’s late-night northern lockdown

New restrictions introduced at 9pm via Twitter prompt fierce political backlash
31 Jul 2020
Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 July
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Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 July

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17 Jul 2020
UK tackling 100 coronavirus outbreaks a week, says Hancock
Matt Hancock
In Depth

UK tackling 100 coronavirus outbreaks a week, says Hancock

Health minister says flare-ups being contained ‘swiftly and silently’ through local lockdowns
13 Jul 2020
Government to spend £10bn on botched test-and-trace system
Coronavirus testing site
In Brief

Government to spend £10bn on botched test-and-trace system

Calls for public inquiry mounting as Treasury also reveals £15bn bill for PPE
9 Jul 2020
The UK areas that may face local lockdowns ‘within days’
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In Depth

The UK areas that may face local lockdowns ‘within days’

Health experts expect ‘a number of Leicesters’ across the UK
2 Jul 2020
Daughter of Covid victim taking legal action against Hancock
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10
In Brief

Daughter of Covid victim taking legal action against Hancock

Woman whose father died in care home demands that health secretary retract his ‘protective ring’ claim
22 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: why has UK contact-tracing app been delayed?
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In Depth

Coronavirus: why has UK contact-tracing app been delayed?

Government forced to push back launch of ‘lockdown ending’ smartphone tool
20 May 2020
Government expands coronavirus testing – am I eligible?
Coronavirus testing site
In Brief

Government expands coronavirus testing – am I eligible?

Those in care homes, people over 65 and those who must leave home to work can now be tested
29 Apr 2020
Ministers flounder in face of Panorama accusations
NHS coronavirus
In Brief

Ministers flounder in face of Panorama accusations

BBC documentary showed the government failed to stockpile crucial PPE
29 Apr 2020
Downing Street sources criticise Matt Hancock's test target
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Downing Street sources criticise Matt Hancock's test target

Sources say the health secretary has ‘not had a good crisis’
21 Apr 2020
Gown supply ‘critically low’ in some UK hospitals
PPE
In Brief

Gown supply ‘critically low’ in some UK hospitals

Royal College of Nursing tells members they can refuse to treat patients without PPE
14 Apr 2020
Are government rifts beginning to show over coronavirus?
Matt Hancock Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Are government rifts beginning to show over coronavirus?

NHS and senior cabinet ministers deny reports of infighting at the top
6 Apr 2020
Coronavirus testing: five things we still don’t know
Coronavirus testing site
In Depth

Coronavirus testing: five things we still don’t know

Government facing growing pressure to explain why UK is lagging behind other developed nations
3 Apr 2020
What are ‘immunity passports’?
Police coronavirus
In Brief

What are ‘immunity passports’?

Government considers new scheme to ease coronavirus lockdown - but not everyone is convinced
3 Apr 2020
‘F@@@@@g cheek’: Gary Neville hits back at Matt Hancock
Former Man Utd star Gary Neville is now a pundit for Sky Sports
In Brief

‘F@@@@@g cheek’: Gary Neville hits back at Matt Hancock

Ex-Man Utd star says the health secretary should focus on tests for NHS staff
3 Apr 2020
Reaction: Matt Hancock promises 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Reaction: Matt Hancock promises 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day

Health secretary sets out ‘five-pillar’ plan to ramp up coronavirus testing
3 Apr 2020
Just 2,000 NHS staff have been tested for coronavirus
Coronavirus testing kit
In Brief

Just 2,000 NHS staff have been tested for coronavirus

Revelation adds to anger over government’s track record on Covid-19 testing
2 Apr 2020
What is the NHS volunteering scheme - and how do I sign up?
NHS sign outside St Thomas's hospital in London
In Brief

What is the NHS volunteering scheme - and how do I sign up?

Call for 250,000 volunteers to help vulnerable people isolated by pandemic
25 Mar 2020