Health minister Matt Hancock apologised on Wednesday to England soccer player Marcus Rashford for getting his name wrong, suggesting that confusion with the star of the Harry Potter films was behind the slip-up.
Britain has increased the amount of dexamethasone it has in stock and on order to 240,000 doses, health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday, after a preliminary trial result showed it reduced mortality in the most severe COVID-19 cases.
British health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday people should not attend large demonstrations for public health reasons after protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement attracted tens of thousands over the last week.
Health minister Matt Hancock launched a study to find out the prevalence and spread of the coronavirus among school children and teachers in England on Tuesday to help inform the phased reintroduction of education after a lengthy national lockdown.
Anti-racism protests attended by thousands of people in London and other major British cities “undoubtedly” risk causing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases again, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday.
British health minister Matt Hancock has spoken to the head of the country’s statistics watchdog to pledge his commitment to work closely with it after David Norgrove criticised the government for publishing testing data that were “far from complete”.
British health minister Matt Hancock said he would talk to colleagues about fines imposed on families for breaking lockdown rules, after a top government adviser received widespread public condemnation for his lockdown travel.
Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines when he was questioned by a member of the public about the penalties in light of action taken by adviser Dominic Cummings, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Tuesday, citing a government source.
Health secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday he was confident that a COVID-19 track and trace system would be operating by June 1, allowing lockdown rules to be eased without risking a spike in infections.
Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday he may look into care homes’ approach to making coronavirus deaths public after authorities declined to disclose the number of deaths in individual care homes.
Britain has met its target of reaching 100,000 tests a day by the end of April, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday, though the number of different people tested remained well below the total number of tests.
Britain’s coronavirus testing scheme will be opened up to a much wider pool of people including those over the age of 65 with symptoms, and all care home residents, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
A mass testing and tracking programme to keep transmission rates of the new coronavirus low in Britain can open the way to having less strict social distancing rules, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
British health minister Matt Hancock denied on Tuesday that Britain made a political decision not to participate in an EU procurement scheme to provide items of personal protective equipment against the new coronavirus.