Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:06 pm on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 9:06 pm, 29th June 2020

People will have seen from the action we have taken today and announced tonight that although I do not want to take that sort of local action, we are perfectly prepared to take it if that is what is needed to control the virus. Throughout the lifting of the lockdown measures, our plan has been to lift the national measures and have a more targeted approach, whether that is at an individual case, whereby NHS test and trace contacts all those who have been in contact with the person who has tested positive, or whether at a cluster in one setting, for example, in the factory in Kirklees that was mentioned, which was addressed at that level, or at a wider outbreak, as demonstrated by tonight’s action.