Coronavirus: Health Secretary Matt Hancock reveals his step-grandfather died of the virus

The health secretary has revealed a member of his family died from coronavirus last month.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Matt Hancock said his step-grandfather from Liverpool contracted the virus and died.

He praised the city of Liverpool for its efforts to get the outbreak “under control” saying it meant “more than I can say”.

Mr Hancock was speaking before MPs approved the government’s latest tier restrictions.