As it happened: Hancock says 'another pathogen like Covid will happen within 100 years'

10 June 2021, 07:33 | Updated: 11 June 2021, 13:20

Ewan Quayle

By Ewan Quayle

Matt Hancock is facing question from a committee of MPs about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic just weeks after Dominic Cummings accused him of being "disastrously incompetent".

The Health Secretary has denied claims levelled against him by the Prime Minister's former top aide as "unsubstantiated and untrue."

It was claimed he lied repeatedly to his colleagues and the public about Covid testing, care homes, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Mr Cummings told the Health and Social Care Select Committee last month that Mr Hancock "should've been fired for at least 15, 20 things" during the early days of the pandemic.

The committee will hear answers from Mr Hancock from 9.30am.

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