Matt Hancock insists no reason not to go back to work

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Matt Hancock

(Source: Evening Standard)

People have no reason not to go back to workplaces as there is scant evidence that this is where coronavirus is passed on, Matt Hancock has insisted.

The Health Secretary said people mostly catch Covid-19 from meeting other households at home, citing NHS contact tracing data.

But some commentators criticised his comments as "cavalier" and argued that they missed the point of how the virus is spread.

Mr Hancock told the BBC: “The reason is the evidence from NHS Test and Trace for where people catch the disease is that very largely they catch it from one household meeting another household, usually in one of their homes.

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