Action against COVID-19 will be different to last time, UK minister says

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 2, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Any steps taken to tackle the rise in coronavirus cases will be different to the last time, Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, when asked whether the government was about to introduce a new lockdown.

“If we do have to take action, it will be different to last time and we’ve learnt a huge amount about how to tackle the virus,” he told ITV.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; writing by Costas Pitas