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Covid UK news – live: Social distancing ‘hopefully’ eased after Easter as deaths highest since May – The Independent

Follow live as number of weekly Covid deaths surpasses 2,000 for first time in six months

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<p>Matt Hancock select committee</p>
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he hopes damaging social distancing measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus can be lifted after Easter. 
After Easter, we think we will be getting back to normal, Mr Hancock said on Tuesday morning. 
While the health secretary said some measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, such as frequent handwashing, will likely be with us for some time, he said some of the more damaging social distancing interventions…

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