By Barney Calman for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 23:38 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 23:42 BST, 3 October 2020
The Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic violated the fundamental human rights of vulnerable older people in care, a damning report by Amnesty International has concluded.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said ‘a protective ring’ was thrown around the care sector when the outbreak began.
But an investigation by the human rights organisation found the decision to protect the NHS led to the ‘inexplicable’ move to deny hospital treatment to older people in care who developed Covid-19.
Amnesty International has blasted Health Secretary Matt