■ Mr Hancock ordered tens of thousands of tests to be sent out to hit his target of 100,000 a day, but he knew many would not get used.
■ Sir Chris Whitty said all people going into care homes should be tested, but Mr Hancock said only those coming from hospitals should be swabbed. He clarified yesterday that this was because not enough tests were available.
■ Pupils in England had to wear masks in corridors after ministers were told it was ‘not worth an argument’ with Nicola Sturgeon.
■ An adviser to Mr Hancock arranged for a Covid test to be couriered to one of thenCommons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg’s children at a time when they were in short supply.