May 7, 2020 / 4:55 PM / 17 days ago

Britain confident it can tackle COVID-19 in hospitals and care homes - foreign minister

Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab speaks during a daily news conference to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 7, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IMAGE CAN NOT BE USED FOR ADVERTISING OR COMMERCIAL USE. IMAGE CAN NOT BE ALTERED IN ANY FORM. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

LONDON (Reuters) - There is no silver bullet to solve the spread of COVID-19 in care homes and hospitals but Britain has a plan to tackle the problem which it is confident will work, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday.

“There’s not a silver bullet here. It’s about putting all the different bits of the jigsaw together and having a strategic, holistic approach,” Raab said at a news conference.

“We’re confident now we’ve got enough information, we’ve got the data and we’ve got the plan in place now to really drive down the infection rates in hospitals but also in care homes.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas and Paul Sandle, writing by Alistair Smout

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