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Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:06 pm on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 6:06 pm, 16th March 2020

Yes, the response to this crisis has been extraordinary. Things are happening in this country that nobody would have wished, and things are happening faster than so many people anticipated, but people’s ability to respond—even to changes that nobody would have wanted to see—has so far been, in many cases, remarkable. Of course we talk about the NHS and social care, but so many businesses that are also under intense pressure and stress are looking to see what they can do to help.