Matt Hancock: News

18 Feb 2021


UK study shows COVID-19 infections have fallen significantly in England

The interim findings of a new UK Government-backed study released on Thursday show that COVID-19 infections in England have "fallen significantly" since January, reflecting the impact of the strict lockdown measures.

26 Dec 2020

South Africa

UK claims South Africa's COVID variant more dangerous, latter rejects

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has strongly rejected UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock's claim that the African country's new coronavirus strain is more contagious than the one in the United Kingdom.

08 Dec 2020


COVID-19 vaccine: 90-year-old woman receives first Pfizer shot in UK

A 90-year-old woman in the United Kingdom has become the world's first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech outside of clinical trials.

02 Dec 2020


UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; first doses expected next week

The United Kingdom on Wednesday gave emergency approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first Western country to allow mass immunization against the viral disease.

07 Apr 2020

Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

In an extremely concerning news, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shifted to intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital, London.