[

matt hancock

]

CCTV camera that caught Matt Hancock's affair removed, says Javid

The UK government has moved to probe how was the camera placed inside the Matt Hancock's office smoke alarm and how the footage was leaked in a security breach, forcing Hancock's exit from Boris-led government.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock hands his coat to his aide Gina Coladangelo (L) before a television interview outside BBC's Broadcasting House in London, Britain, May 16, 2021. (REUTERS)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock hands his coat to his aide Gina Coladangelo (L) before a television interview outside BBC's Broadcasting House in London, Britain, May 16, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Copy Link
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

How Matt Hancock footage got leaked to press, UK to investigate

  • Conservative Party Member of Parliament Brandon Lewis said the department will be launching an internal investigation into the matter to find out how the footage was leaked.
Matt Hancock resigned on Saturday after being accused of breaking coronavirus restrictions his ministry had imposed(AFP)
Matt Hancock resigned on Saturday after being accused of breaking coronavirus restrictions his ministry had imposed(AFP)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Copy Link
Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sajid Javid named UK health secretary after Matt Hancock quits over controversy

Sajid Javid, who has previously served two terms in the UK cabinet -- first as the chancellor of the exchequer and later as the home secretary -- walked back into the office of state on Saturday, this time as the health minister.
In this file photo taken on June 11, 2019, Sajid Javid, then Britain's Home Secretary, leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on June 11, 2019, after attending the weekly meeting of the Cabinet. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on June 11, 2019, Sajid Javid, then Britain's Home Secretary, leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on June 11, 2019, after attending the weekly meeting of the Cabinet. (AFP)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Copy Link
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

UK minister Matt Hancock, who broke Covid-19 rules by kissing aide, resigns

Hancock has admitted that he broke Covid-19 guidelines by kissing an employee, sparking accusations of blatant hypocrisy.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves his house, in London, Britain June 17, 2021. (REUTERS)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves his house, in London, Britain June 17, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 12:59 AM IST
Copy Link
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

British health secretary 'sorry' for flouting Covid rules. PM accepts apology

The opposing Labour Party said British health secretary Matt Hancock should be removed from office for violating social distancing rules and demanded an investigation into whether he breached the ministerial code.
British health secretary Matt Hancock. (File Photo)
British health secretary Matt Hancock. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 10:05 AM IST
Copy Link

Matt Hancock ‘sorry’ for flouting Covid-19 rules

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood by his health secretary amid calls from the opposition Labour Party for Hancock to be fired for breaking the government’s own coronavirus restrictions.
“I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances,” Matt Hancock said.(Reuters)
“I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances,” Matt Hancock said.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Copy Link
Bloomberg | , London

UK health secretary apologises for breaking Covid-19 norms

  • A British tabloid published images of Matt Hancock embracing a close aide in the Department of Health’s London headquarter from May 6, while a deadly mutant strain of the virus was going around.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock asked for privacy for himself and his family while dealing with a personal matter(AFP)
Health Secretary Matt Hancock asked for privacy for himself and his family while dealing with a personal matter(AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Copy Link
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Totally hopeless': Boris Johnson lambasted his health minister, ex-adviser says

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street office said it would not engage with every allegation made by Dominic Cummings, who left the office late last year.
Dominic Cummings intensified his criticism of Boris Johnson and health minister Matt Hancock over their handling of the pandemic.
Dominic Cummings intensified his criticism of Boris Johnson and health minister Matt Hancock over their handling of the pandemic.
Published on Jun 16, 2021 11:21 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | , London

Covid-19: ‘Three quarters of new UK cases could be B.1.167’

Health minister Matt Hancock at a press conference on Thursday said up to three-quarters of the new cases in the UK are thought to be of the variant first detected in India, known as the B.1.167.
There were a total of 6,959 confirmed cases of the variant, up 3,535 from the total reported last week.(Bloomberg)
There were a total of 6,959 confirmed cases of the variant, up 3,535 from the total reported last week.(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 28, 2021 06:19 AM IST
Copy Link
Agencies | , Hindustan Times, Washington

UK health minister to face parliament after claims of 'ineptitude' emerge

  • Hancock is due to answer an urgent question from the opposition Labour Party later on Thursday in parliament, and then will face the cameras at a news conference.
Dominic Cummings, who was Prime Minister Boris Johnson's right hand man until late last year, delivered a withering attack on his former boss and Matt Hancock during seven hours of testimony. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS)
Dominic Cummings, who was Prime Minister Boris Johnson's right hand man until late last year, delivered a withering attack on his former boss and Matt Hancock during seven hours of testimony. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS)
Updated on May 27, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | , London

UK health minister should have been fired over Covid, says Johnson's ex-adviser

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former top adviser Dominic Cummings criticised the health minister's role in the establishment of an expanded coronavirus testing system.
Dominic Cummings said he had told Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fire Hancock.(Reuters)
Dominic Cummings said he had told Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fire Hancock.(Reuters)
Published on May 26, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | , London

As B1.617.2 Covid variant spreads rapidly in UK authorities enhance vaccination

Matt Hancock said the health authorities are monitoring the situation “very carefully” and will not hesitate to take further action if necessary
To help identify variant cases, surge testing is being deployed in 15 areas across England to suppress transmission, with more than 800,000 additional PCR test kits distributed. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)
To help identify variant cases, surge testing is being deployed in 15 areas across England to suppress transmission, with more than 800,000 additional PCR test kits distributed. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)
Published on May 14, 2021 03:33 PM IST
Copy Link
PTI | , London

Britain to host summit in 2022 to prepare for future pandemics

Britain is using its presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to highlight the need to prepare for future pandemics in light of the devastating consequences of the coronavirus crisis.
"We look forward to working with CEPI to speed up vaccine development, creating a global solution to ensure we're better prepared for future pandemics," health minister Matt Hancock said.(AFP)
Published on Apr 30, 2021 06:31 AM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, London

Britain to slow Covid-19 vaccine rollout due to delay in supplies from India

Supply constraints are the biggest threat to Britain's vaccine rollout - currently the swiftest among the world's major economies - and health officials warned that the programme would face a significant reduction in supplies from March 29.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck a conciliatory tone, saying he did not think India had blocked any deliveries and wanted to work with Europe too.(AFP)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck a conciliatory tone, saying he did not think India had blocked any deliveries and wanted to work with Europe too.(AFP)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 10:24 AM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | , London

Covid data will determine how quickly UK emerges from lockdown: Matt Hancock

"We want to set out a roadmap which gives people guidance in terms of how we think we'll be able to do this. We also absolutely will be vigilant to the data on the way.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual news conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain February 8, 2021. Undocumented migrants in Britain will still be able to get COVID vaccines without being subject to status checks, the government said on Monday. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual news conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain February 8, 2021. Undocumented migrants in Britain will still be able to get COVID vaccines without being subject to status checks, the government said on Monday. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 21, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters |

UK government broke the law by failing to disclose PPE contracts, court rules

  • "The Secretary of State spent vast quantities of public money on pandemic-related procurements during 2020," the judge said. "The public were entitled to see who this money was going to, what it was being spent on and how the relevant contracts were awarded."
A judge at a London High Court said the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, failed to comply with a public procurement law(Reuters)
A judge at a London High Court said the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, failed to comply with a public procurement law(Reuters)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | , London

UK threatens 10 years’ jail for Covid quarantine rule breakers

Health Secretary Matt Hancock outlined plans for quarantine restrictions coming into force in England from Feb. 15, in an attempt to prevent dangerous new virus strains entering the country.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves after attending a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on February 8, 2021, to give an update on the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. - Undocumented migrants in Britain will still be able to get Covid vaccines without being subject to status checks, the government said on Monday. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)(AFP)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves after attending a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on February 8, 2021, to give an update on the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. - Undocumented migrants in Britain will still be able to get Covid vaccines without being subject to status checks, the government said on Monday. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Copy Link
Bloomberg |

Britain must urgently stamp out coronavirus mutations, says Matt Hancock

He added that actions already taken would help to contain any outbreak, such as the introduction of enhanced contact tracing.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock wearing a face mask leaves Downing Street in London, Britain.(Reuters)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock wearing a face mask leaves Downing Street in London, Britain.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 03, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | , London

Vaccines may work less well on Covid-19 variants, UK's heath minister warns

Hancock’s warning came as the UK reported it had vaccinated more than 5 million people, including three-quarters of over 80s. Hancock said the government is conducting a vaccine trial on the South African variant to study its response to the inoculation.
n the UK’s vaccination effort, the supply of vaccines is the rate-limiting factor and not distribution by the National Health Service, Matt Hancock said(Reuters)
n the UK’s vaccination effort, the supply of vaccines is the rate-limiting factor and not distribution by the National Health Service, Matt Hancock said(Reuters)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Copy Link
Bloomberg |

UK regulator approves Covid-19 vaccine from Moderna

Supplies will begin to be delivered from spring once Moderna expands its production capability, officials said. The vaccine will be available to people for free.
An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York on December 21, 2020.(Reuters file)
An employee shows the Moderna coronavirus disease vaccine at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital in New York on December 21, 2020.(Reuters file)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Covid-19: UK trial finds 2 more drugs reduce deaths, ICU stay

Two widely available drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis – tocilizumab and sarilumab – reduce the risk of death from the coronavirus disease by 24% and reduce stay in the intensive care unit by up to 10 days
Fountains in Trafalgar Square are lit with blue lights to show support for the NHS in London, on January 7, 2021.(AP)
Fountains in Trafalgar Square are lit with blue lights to show support for the NHS in London, on January 7, 2021.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

UK begins Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination as spike prompts new curbs

For the sixth consecutive day, the UK recorded over 50,000 new cases, prompting new calls for another lockdown by Labour, and health authorities reconsidering the current four-tier alert system that is increasingly assessed as being unable to control the numbers.
James Shaw receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from advanced nurse practitioner Justine Williams, at the Lochee Health Centre in Dundee, Scotland, Britain on January 4.(Reuters)
James Shaw receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from advanced nurse practitioner Justine Williams, at the Lochee Health Centre in Dundee, Scotland, Britain on January 4.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

UK tells public to stay home for New Year’s eve celebrations

The advice coincides with new rules putting 78% of the country’s population in the strictest tier 4 pandemic curbs, banning almost all household mixing and closing non-essential shops. Ministers have said the roll out of vaccines will allow the country to start getting back normal by spring 2021.
People should act as if they have Covid-19 to avoid spreading the virus, ministers said as they launched a publicity campaign warning of the rapid rise in infections and the pressure on the National Health Service(REUTERS)
People should act as if they have Covid-19 to avoid spreading the virus, ministers said as they launched a publicity campaign warning of the rapid rise in infections and the pressure on the National Health Service(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 31, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Copy Link
ByBloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

UK to follow new immunisation strategy for Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. All you need to know

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended inoculating as many people as possible with the first dose before offering others their second dose.
The JCVI said that the protection is obtained around two weeks after receiving the first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine.(REUTERS)
The JCVI said that the protection is obtained around two weeks after receiving the first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Why AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approval ‘good news for whole world’? UK minister answers

The Phase 3 trials of AstraZeneca’s vaccine across two different dose regimens showed an average efficacy of 70.4%, with no hospitalisations or severe disease observed in the vaccinated groups from three weeks after the first dose.
Serum Institute of India has partnered with AstraZeneca to conduct clinical trials and manufacture the vaccine in India.(AP)
Serum Institute of India has partnered with AstraZeneca to conduct clinical trials and manufacture the vaccine in India.(AP)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

UK approves AstraZeneca-Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine: All you need to know

Health minister Matt Hancock hailed the approval as a moment of cheer for the UK and the world. He also announced that 100 million doses of the vaccine has been pre-ordered by the British government and the National Health Service (NHS) will begin the deployment of the vaccine from Monday (January 4, 2021).
Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the approval of the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, calling it a “truly fantastic news.”(AFP)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the approval of the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, calling it a “truly fantastic news.”(AFP)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C

New spike in UK cases as Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is approved

There were renewed calls for another lockdown and stopping schools from reopening after the holiday period ends in early January, as the number of new day-cases touched 53,135 on Tuesday evening – more than 10 times that of the April-May peak.
A technician works on the Oxford University's Covid-19 candidate vaccine, known as AZD1222, co-invented by the University of Oxford and Vaccitech in partnership with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.(AFP file)
A technician works on the Oxford University's Covid-19 candidate vaccine, known as AZD1222, co-invented by the University of Oxford and Vaccitech in partnership with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.(AFP file)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

AstraZeneca submitted date for vaccine approval, says UK’s Hancock

“I’m delighted to be able to tell you that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine developed here in the UK has submitted its full data package to the MHRA for approval,” said British Health Minister Matt Hancock.
This is the next step towards a decision on the deployment of the vaccine.(REUTERS)
This is the next step towards a decision on the deployment of the vaccine.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Copy Link
Reuters | ByReuters| Posted by Shivani Kumar

‘Highly concerning’: UK identifies new South African coronavirus variant, tightens lockdown

Like the UK variant identified earlier, the new variant of the novel coronavirus is also driving a massive resurgence of the disease in South Africa, with experts warning the country is probably facing a much larger second wave.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks on further restrictions to be put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks on further restrictions to be put in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Copy Link
London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

UK PM Boris Johnson imposes ‘strictest’ Covid-19 curbs in several more areas

Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, most of Hampshire and the remainder of Essex will now face the strictest rules under the government’s 4-tier system, health secretary Matt Hancock announced on Wednesday.
British Transport Police officers and a local council employee stand near St. Pancras railway station in London, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
British Transport Police officers and a local council employee stand near St. Pancras railway station in London, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Copy Link
ByBloomberg | Posted by Karan Manral
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, December 02, 2021