Wuhan Coronavirus

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:28 pm on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 4:28 pm, 3rd February 2020

A lot of thought is being put into how we communicate with the public. We need to win both the battle against this disease and the battle for public confidence. This is a bit like my answer to Bill Esterson, and, indeed, my answer to Chris Bryant, who asked about masks. Washing one’s hands is much better than wearing a mask. That is the correct advice, and we are trying to get the correct, straight communications out whenever we possibly can.