COVID-19: ‘It’s on all of us’ – Matt Hancock warns easing lockdown could be slower than PM’s timeline

COVID-19: ‘It’s on all of us’ – Matt Hancock warns easing lockdown could be slower than PM’s timeline
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the government’s timeline for unlocking coronavirus restrictions won’t be sped up – and could even be slowed as ministers remain “vigilant” against infection rates.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a four-stage roadmap for lifting England’s lockdown over the next four months, with a five-week gap between each stage.

Some Conservative MPs have complained the roadmap, beginning with the return of all pupils to schools on 8 March, doesn’t remove restrictions fast enough.

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But, speaking to Sky News, Mr Hancock described the five-week gap between each stage of easing restrictions as “vital”.

“It’s very, very important that we can see…



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