Piers Morgan rips into ‘cocky’ Matt Hancock over coronavirus pandemic ‘fiasco’

Piers Morgan ripped into Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Twitter today over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Good Morning Britain presenter was enjoying a day off from the ITV show today.

And instead, he seemed to be watching government minister Matt Hancock on rivals shows.

Witnessed by his 7.6million followers, Piers raged: "Been watching Health Secretary ⁦@MattHancock smirk and sneer his way through interviews today.

"What the hell has he got to be so smug about? His handling of this pandemic has been a total fiasco.

"Journalists should be wiping that smirk off his cocky face. Roast him!"

Some of Piers' followers seemed to agree with him.

One fan replied: "He really is a loathsome person."

While another added: "He's smirking because if you or I were as useless at our job as he is, we would be been sacked."

A third chimed in: "It's called arrogance, delusion and belief he is untouchable."

However, one of Piers' social media followers replied: "I reckon that sort of tweet is why GMB are avoided by ministers."

Piers' tweet comes as Matt Hancock said almost 10,000 people a day are contracting coronavirus.

The Health Secretary has admitted the figure is "too high" and called on people to download the newly-released NHS tracing app to "make the country a safer place".

Speaking to Sky News, he said: "The massive testing capability we've got helps to find where the virus is so, if you think about it, yesterday we had a figure that there is over 6,000 people who have tested positive in the previous 24 hours.

"And that is comparable to the highest levels in the peak in terms of the number of people who were tested positive but back then we estimate through surveys that over 100,000 people a day were catching the disease, but we only found around 6,000 of them and they tested positive.

"Now we estimate that it is under 10,000 people a day getting the disease – that's too high but it is still much lower than in the peak – and through the mass testing we have and the quarter-of-a-million capacity, we found yesterday over 6,000 of them.

"That then allows us to do the contact tracing for everyone who has tested positive and find who they've been in contact with.

"In addition, today with the app, if you download the app you will also have that added protection for you and your loved ones."

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