“I’ve talked to senior members of the NHS and they’ve reassured me…some of those ventilators from abroad are coming from EU countries.”
“We’re calling for the Government to be crystal clear…you must have clarity in a pandemic.”
“It’s trying to deal with these strange times and have an announcement that our members and the public can view from their homes.”
The issues in health crises are always about procurement and logistics, says the former Prime Minister.
The Chancellor of the Duchy suggests that the peak of the crisis will come earlier if people keep observing social distancing.
Seventy-seven per cent of those polled back the lockdown; 90 per cent think the Prime Minister and his team are handling the crisis well.
“That is why we are giving one simple instruction – you must stay at home…if people break the rules, the police will issue fines and disperse gatherings.”
“Be in no doubt: we will continue to fight tooth and nail to protect jobs and livelihoods.”
Whilst I find the present curtailment of my personal right to roam frustrating, I reluctantly sympathise.
The doctor, Health Select Committee member and Conservative MP sets out the action that he and others are taking.
Scandinavia contains the biggest differences in how the Coronavirus is being tackled, with Sweden and its neighbours taking very different approaches.
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
“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.