Matt Hancock confirms five-step Brexit contingency plan for Covid vaccine to get into UK

Vaccine: Hancock says UK has five contingency plans for rollout

Matt Hancock was asked if he can guarantee that Brexit will not affect the vaccine rollout. The Health Secretary insisted Britain is currently on Plan A of his vaccine rollout and he has four more back up plans. He noted that these include any problems including weather.

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Hancock said: “I have five different contingencies for getting this vaccine into this country.

“They’re there for all eventualities.

“It’s December so, eventualities of difficult weather and any problems that might arise.

“We’ve got five contingencies, we’re currently on Plan A and that’s going smoothly as I hope it continues to.”

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He later appeared to wipe tears from his eyes on live television on Tuesday as he spoke about the hope that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout would bring after the doom and gloom of the pandemic.

ITV interviewer Piers Morgan asked Mr Hancock if he was emotional.

He closed his eyes, bowed his head and wiped the side of his eye.

The Health Secretary said: “It’s been such a tough year for so many people.”

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