In full: Matt Hancock grilled over response to coronavirus and care homes | ITV News

People living in care homes in England will soon be allowed to have loved ones visit them inside their residence, so long as the facility has been made Covid-secure, the health secretary has told ITV News.

Matt Hancock acknowledged “people are yearning to see their loved ones” and said announcements will be made in the “next few days” setting out how safe visits can occur.

In the wide ranging interview, the health secretary said a second peak in coronavirus is not inevitable, despite many believing the recent lockdown relaxations will cause one.

He said the “darkest” moments of the crisis so far was after lockdown had been imposed but no changes could be seen in transmission levels or death levels, plus when both he and the prime minister were ill with coronavirus.

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