/Govt COVID-19 update 5 April – Matt Hancock
Health Secretary Matt Hancock 5 April

Govt COVID-19 update 5 April – Matt Hancock

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Govt COVID-19 update 5 April – with Matt Hancock

Govt COVID-19 update 5 April

Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivers the daily media briefing after warning he could ban the outdoors exercising if the public continue to ignore lockdown rules.

Hancock: cannot rule out further steps” being introduced in terms of social distancing – but none are imminent, as the vast majority of people are following the rules. “You are risking your own life and the lives of others, and you are making it hard for us all.”

Asking himself everyday what can Government do better to respond to crisis.

With: Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Medical Officer: there has been a “surge” in the number of new cases in the UK over the past 24 hours, but adds that the cases will need to be watched over time.  “As our testing capacity increases, inevitably we will find more cases,

“The last things we want to do is lift the restrictions too early.”

It is the hottest weekend of the year and people are dying to feel the warm sun on their skin.  But it is not allowed.

Exercise outside the home could be banned if people ignore the lockdown rules on staying at home and social distancing, the health secretary said.

Matt Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that the government would “take action” if further measures are needed to bring the coronavirus under control.

It comes after reports of groups of people gathering in parks during sunny weather this weekend.


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