Matt Hancock is losing control of Covid-19 in UK, says Labour

‘Operational challenges’ after surge in demand for testing could take weeks to resolve, health secretary tells MPs

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has been accused of “losing control” of attempts to stem the rising tide of Covid-19, as Downing Street comes under fresh fire over its handling of the country’s testing system.

In a bruising Commons encounter, Hancock said there had been a “sharp rise” in demand and explained that testing for patients with acute medical needs and people in care homes would be prioritised.

Continue reading…