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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.”
Johnson’s task is to hire the right people and back them as long as they are getting things done, no matter who they offend in the process.
But there were a couple of moments of levity – though both men agreed that this is no time for it.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
This is the scheme announced yesterday evening by Matt Hancock to recruit 250,00 volunteers to help counter the Coronavirus.
Whether moderate right Conservative, or moderate left, austerity is dead, and this new age will be with us for a long time to come.
WATCH: Hancock leads the Government’s daily press conference. He announces a new 4000 bed field hospital in London.
He calls for 250,000 NHS Volunteer Responders and says that 12,000 former NHS staff are returning to the front line.
We’re urged to revive the spirit of the Blitz. But the Britain of World War Two didn’t always pull together.
“Winston Churchill is a bastard” – criticism, scrutiny and vulgar abuse are part of living in a free country.
“If you are healthy and you’re not being asked to isolate… then you should still go to work. It’s important this country keeps moving as much as we possibly can.”