Matt Hancock was left squirming at the podium after a slide malfunction at the opening of his Covid briefing. The awkward moment saw the wrong slide appear at the start of the Downing Street briefing, which left the Health Secretary scrambling on-air. Mr Hancock told officials that the “wrong slide was up” as he updated the country on the latest coronavirus news.
He said: “We will try to get the slide up, but in the mean time, what the slides show’s is that the number of cases is now down to 1 in every 145 people and the rate of decline is counting but the pace is slowing.”
At the briefing, he is joined by England’s deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam and Dr Susan Hopkins, senior medical adviser at Public Health England.
This comes as the Phase 2 priority list for the coronavirus vaccine has been revealed.
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