UK coronavirus live: Hancock faces questions as health chiefs call for ‘honest debate’ on lockdown easing

Posted by on June 7, 2020 3:34 am
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Senior NHS figures warn Boris Johnson to plan for second wave; infection rate could be increasing in some areas, including north-west England

8.34am BST

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, is on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday speaking about anti-racism demonstrations in the UK sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in the US.

He starts of by saying he does not think Britain is racist, but that “there is injustice that needs to be tackled.”

8.23am BST

Good Morning. The prime minister has been urged to plan for a second wave of coronavirus infections by senior NHS figures, amid a drop in public confidence over his handling of the pandemic.

Health chiefs have said there should be no further easing of lockdown measures before a comprehensive test and trace system has been proved to work, as they accuse the government of lacking a strategy and dodging an “honest and open” debate about Britain’s plight.

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