Coronavirus: Is our ‘test and trace’ system ready to fight local outbreaks? – BBC Newsnight

The UK has now recorded in excess of 40,000 coronavirus related deaths since the pandemic began. To stem the virus, we will need detailed contact tracing that can fight local outbreaks, but is our ‘test and trace’ system ready? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The number of people testing positive for coronavirus cases is … Read more Coronavirus: Is our ‘test and trace’ system ready to fight local outbreaks? – BBC Newsnight

Coronavirus death toll passes 40,000 as Matt Hancock tells Britons not to attend protests

The UK has surpassed a grim milestone, with more than 40,000 coronavirus related fatalities since the pandemic began, according to figures from the Department for Health and Social Care. A total of 40,261 people have now died after testing positive with Covid-19, a rise of 357 since yesterday, amid 283,311 infections. It comes as the … Read more Coronavirus death toll passes 40,000 as Matt Hancock tells Britons not to attend protests

Coronavirus – The Latest: Friday 5 June

Subscribe to our daily Coronavirus podcast with analysis of the impact on health, business and travel in the UK and beyond: https://www.playpodca.st/coronavirus In this episode: Matt Hancock urges the public to avoid planned anti-racism protests, the US sees an unexpected upturn in employment and why having less hair might put you more at risk. Read … Read more Coronavirus – The Latest: Friday 5 June

Matt Hancock urges Brits to avoid weekend protests due to coronavirus risk

Matt Hancock has urged Britons to avoid large protests over the weekend ‘for the safety of your loved ones’. The health secretary said he understood why people are appalled at the death of George Floyd but warned that coronavirus remains a ‘real threat’ in the UK as lockdown easing measures come into effect Subscribe to … Read more Matt Hancock urges Brits to avoid weekend protests due to coronavirus risk

Hancock says all people in hospitals to wear face coverings as deaths exceed 40,000

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said all hospital visitors and outpatients will have to wear face coverings as COVID-19 deaths in the UK pass 40,000. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com … Read more Hancock says all people in hospitals to wear face coverings as deaths exceed 40,000

Live: Matt Hancock leads UK government’s daily coronavirus briefing – June 5 | ITV News

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Is Coronavirus Finally Under Control? | This Morning

During Monday’s press briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared that Britain is ‘winning the battle against coronavirus’. But, following a further 324 deaths in the UK yesterday – do we really have the pandemic under control? We’re joined by Professors Carl Henegan and Hugh Pennington with their thoughts on the latest coronavirus news. Broadcast on … Read more Is Coronavirus Finally Under Control? | This Morning

How many people have really been tested for COVID-19 in the UK?

It should be one of the simplest questions for the government to answer since Matt Hancock made his pledge to carry out 100,000 tests a day: how many people have been tested for COVID-19 in the UK? But the chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority has criticised the government for presenting data on testing … Read more How many people have really been tested for COVID-19 in the UK?

‘We’re going to get the bottom of it’, Matt Hancock addresses ‘timely’ BAME Covid-19 report

Matt Hancock goes through the report published by Public Health England earlier. The report into the way the virus targets people unequally is “particularly timely”, he says. Right across the world, people are angry about racial injustice. He says the whole country “cares about your wellbeing”, and highlights how tolerant and diverse the whole country … Read more ‘We’re going to get the bottom of it’, Matt Hancock addresses ‘timely’ BAME Covid-19 report

‘Coronavirus thrives on inequalities and being BAME is major risk factor’ | ITV News

Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) people are up to twice as likely to die of coronavirus in the UK than white British people are, a review has concluded. The Public Health England review into disparities around the risk of coronavirus identified age as the biggest factor, as has been widely acknowledged, but Matt Hancock … Read more ‘Coronavirus thrives on inequalities and being BAME is major risk factor’ | ITV News

Watch in full: Matt Hancock delivers coronavirus update after being warned over testing figures

Matt Hancock chairs today’s Downing Street press conference after being warned by the country’s statistics watchdog that the Government’s testing figures for coronavirus are “still far from complete and comprehensible”. David Norgrove, chairman of the UK Statistics Authority, said the way the Government presented the figures appeared to be aimed at showing “the largest possible … Read more Watch in full: Matt Hancock delivers coronavirus update after being warned over testing figures

Live: Matt Hancock leads UK government’s daily coronavirus briefing – June 2 | ITV News

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BREAKING: Government outlines biggest risk factors for COVID-19 in UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the biggest risk factors for coronavirus are age, gender, living in a city and being black or from a minority ethnic background. In the daily coronavirus briefing, he said the government is determined to “get to the bottom of this” and “find ways of closing the gap”. Referring to COVID-19’s … Read more BREAKING: Government outlines biggest risk factors for COVID-19 in UK

Live: Matt Hancock gives statement to MPs on UK government’s coronavirus response | ITV News

The Health Secretary for England is giving a ministerial statement to MPs in the House of Commons on the government’s response to coronavirus. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News … Read more Live: Matt Hancock gives statement to MPs on UK government’s coronavirus response | ITV News