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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has sought to justify the timing of the first national Covid lockdown after claims a delay cost thousands of lives.

He told MPs locking down earlier than 23 March 2020 would have gone against the scientific advice at the time.

Ministers did challenge the scientists, he insisted, but overruling their advice would have been “much harder”.

He denied claims by Dominic Cummings at the same committee two weeks ago about his handling of the pandemic.

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He rejected Mr Cummings’s criticisms – including that he had

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