EU turns up pressure on Matt Hancock over Covid-19 PPE scheme

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 EU turns up pressure on Matt Hancock over Covid-19 PPE scheme

(Source The Guardian)

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, is facing fresh pressure over the protection offered to NHS staff after the European commission said the UK had been given “ample opportunity” to join an EU scheme bulk-buying masks, gowns, gloves and goggles.

After a day of confusion in Westminster over the UK’s lack of involvement in the EU’s joint procurement of equipment, a spokesman for the commission appeared to bolster the claim that ministers had taken a “political decision” to opt out.

Read more on: The Guardian

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