Hancock faces calls to explain Covid test failings at care homes

Health secretary claims it ‘wasn’t possible’ to test all patients sent to care homes at outset of pandemic

Matt Hancock is under mounting pressure to explain why the government failed to protect care home residents at the outset of the Covid pandemic, as he sought to salvage his reputation after Dominic Cummings accused him of lying.

The health secretary claimed for the first time it “wasn’t possible” to test all care home residents for Covid before they were discharged from hospital last March, because the testing capacity was not yet available.

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