Kwarteng: ‘Matt has worked tirelessly to protect lives’

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has defended Matt Hancock, saying: “I know Matt has worked tirelessly to protect people’s lives”. It comes after the health secretary faces an increasing amount of pressure from the social care industry over the decision to discharge people from hospital into care homes at the start of the pandemic without a coronavirus test. Mr Hancock told a Downing Street briefing on Thursday that it was not possible to test everyone being sent from hospitals into care homes when coronavirus emerged because the capacity was not available.

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