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Today’s goverment press conference from Downing Street was led by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, joined by Prof John Newton, the national co-ordinator of the UK’s Covid-19 testing programme.

What did we learn from today’s UK briefing?

The daily press conference was led by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. He was joined by Prof John Newton, who is responsible for the UK’s testing scheme.

Here’s what they told us:

The government has signed contracts to procure two billion pieces of personal protective equipment from within the UK, with a further 3.7 billion gloves coming from abroad
A trial of antiviral drug remsedivir is starting in the NHS. It is thought to reduce recovery times by about four days
The government commits to “look at” rescinding fines for people breaking lockdown for childcare reasons
The most likely place for transmission of the virus is within households, which is why the advice on mixing households is different to shopping or meeting outside
Mr Hancock said he believed Dominic Cummings behaved within the guidelines and did not think he undermined the government’s messaging. However, he said reasonable people could disagree and he could understand people’s anger
In future, there will be local lockdowns where there are local flair-ups of the virus
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