Covid test seekers may be ranked by priority, says Matt Hancock

Health secretary insists testing system working well despite criticism from fellow Tory MPs

The government could consider ways to give certain people priority access to coronavirus tests, Matt Hancock has said, as he faced criticism from fellow Conservative MPs about recent delays and disruption to the testing system.

Responding to a statement by Hancock in the Commons, the former minister Greg Clark told the health secretary he needed to get a “personal grip” on testing before winter, after some of Clark’s Kent constituents were sent to Cornwall and Scotland for tests.

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