1 Mar 2023

Matt Hancock denies he rejected clinical advice about care home residents at start of pandemic

Political Editor

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has insisted the official inquiry into the handling of the pandemic is the right place to handle any questions – after allegations were raised about Matt Hancock’s actions as health secretary. The claims emerged amid the leak of a hundred thousand whatsapp messages to the Daily Telegraph.

Mr Hancock has denied claims that he rejected clinical advice concerning care home residents at the start of the pandemic.