Michael Gove: More than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers now hired

Michael Gove today revealed the Government has recruited more than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers putting ministers on track to hit their 18,000 target.  The staff will play a key role in efforts to prevent a second wave of the deadly disease as they are tasked with figuring out where people who test positive have been … Read more

Michael Gove: More than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers now hired

Michael Gove today revealed the Government has recruited more than 17,000 coronavirus contact tracers putting ministers on track to hit their 18,000 target.  The staff will play a key role in efforts to prevent a second wave of the deadly disease as they are tasked with figuring out where people who test positive have been … Read more

Coronavirus: Michael Gove guarantees teacher safety before U-turn

Michael Gove today guaranteed teachers and pupils will be safe when schools are reopened before swiftly backtracking as he said ‘you can never eliminate risk’.  The Government is locked in a furious row with councils and teaching unions over its plans to begin the phased reopening of primary schools from June 1 as the coronavirus … Read more

Coronavirus: Michael Gove guarantees teacher safety before U-turn

Michael Gove today guaranteed teachers and pupils will be safe when schools are reopened before swiftly backtracking as he said ‘you can never eliminate risk’.  The Government is locked in a furious row with councils and teaching unions over its plans to begin the phased reopening of primary schools from June 1 as the coronavirus … Read more

Labour apologises after posting images of Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock with blood on their hands

Labour has apologised after posting cartoons depicting Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Matt Hancock with blood on their hands for PPE failures.  The shocking paintings appeared on the Havant Labour page after being posted to Facebook by the social media officer for the party at the weekend. They show the Prime Minister, Cabinet Office Minister and … Read more

Michael Gove: ‘island communities’ like the Isle of Wight could pilot easing of coronavirus lockdown

‘Island communities’ like the Isle of Wight could be used to pilot measures that could allow the Government to ease the lockdown across the whole UK, Michael Gove has suggested. The Cabinet Office Minister told MPs isolated areas where it is easy to control movement in and out could be used as test beds for … Read more

Boris Johnson ‘reluctant to end lockdown amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections’

Boris Johnson is ‘reluctant to end lockdown over fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections’ – despite lowest daily deaths for two weeks – but Sunak and Gove want to ‘run hot’ and ease restrictions sooner Boris Johnson is reportedly reluctant to ease coronavirus lockdown over fears of a second wave of infections But … Read more