Matt Hancock makes first public appearance since coronavirus diagnosis

Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock at the media briefing in Downing Street, London. P

Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock at the media briefing in Downing Street, London. Picture: PA WIRE - Credit: PA

West Suffolk MP and Health Secretary Matt Hancock has made his first public appearance since testing positive for the coronavirus.

Last Friday Mr Hancock revealed that he had tested positive for the virus.

Mr Hancock said that his symptoms were mild and that he would continue to work from home where he would self -isolate until today.

This afternoon, he led the Government’s press conference from Downing Street.

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Ministers have been taking it in turn to host the conference since the Prime Minister and Mr Hancock both tested positive for the virus. “I’ve been away for a week now and I am delighted to be back,” said Mr Hancock.


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“I come back redoubled, determined to fight this virus with everything I’ve got.”

Among the announcements made by Mr Hancock in his conference was the wiping of £13.4 billion of historic NHS debt and an increase in the amount of coronavirus testing.

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