Matt Hancock has claimed that coronavirus has been tackled successfully in care homes, because they have seen “only a quarter” of total deaths.
The health secretary denied residents and staff had been “let down” – after widespread shortages of tests and equipment – saying: “I think that is really unfair.”
The claim came as Mr Hancock also denied criticism of public confusion over the easing of lockdown restrictions, after Dominic Raab issued the wrong advice on meeting people.
Subscribe to Independent Premium to bookmark this article
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today.