The doctor, Health Select Committee member and Conservative MP sets out the action that he and others are taking.
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Scandinavia contains the biggest differences in how the Coronavirus is being tackled, with Sweden and its neighbours taking very different approaches.
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
WATCH: There’s “a new alliance to increase our testing capacity”. Gove stands in for the Prime Minister at today’s press conference.
“We’re expanding the number of beds, increasing the number of staff and also investing in life-saving equipment.”
Social distancing in a crowded urban park is ceaseless effort; on a rural stroll, effortless. Yet Derbyshire Police insist that we confine ourselves to the former.
The Minster for Health will be across a lot of the detail, and is well placed to step up to chair the relevant Cabinet committee.
WATCH: Hancock – “I’ll be self-isolating here until next Thursday”. The Health Secretary tests positive for Covid-19.
“I’ll be continuing to do everything I can to get our carers the support that they need, and I’ll be doing that from here but with no less gusto.”
At the moment, the most important Government action is rolling out testing, ventilators and equipment. Cabinet committees can and should deal with all that.
WATCH: The Prime Minister announces that he has been tested positive for the Coronavirus – and is self-isolating
“Be in no doubt that I can continue to communicate with my top team and lead the national fightback.”
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
Iain Dale: If the Second World War had been fought in the days of 24 hour news channels, we’d have lost
Plus: My video tour of my bookshelves and why I won’t indulge editors. Three times in the last few days I’ve said no to them.
The tax benefits of being self-employed should reflect genuine value added relative to normal employment.
In Epping Forest, Whatsapp groups have emerged with people offering to run errands. People are using newly formed takeaway services.
WATCH: “We all stand together.” Sunak announces a package for the self-employed at the Government’s daily press conference.
The Chancellor announces details of a new income support scheme – “one of the most generous in the world,” he says.
Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.