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Priti Patel, the home secretary, will take the No 10 press conference at 5pm this afternoon, No 10 has said.
In the Commons Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, asked Matt Hancock for an assurance that no hospital will run out of oxygen in the next few weeks. Yesterday Boris Johnson admitted that he has admitted that in some places hospitals are running short of oxygen.
But Hancock told MPs there was no national oxygen shortage. He said:
I can assure [Ashworth] that there is no constraint that we are anywhere near on the national availability of oxygen … oxygenated beds.
It does mean, as he knows and as we’ve seen reported, that sometimes we have to move patients to a different part of the … as local as possible, but occasionally across the country to make sure they get the treatment that they need.
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