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Matt Hancock announces new life assurance scheme for families of frontline staff

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a new life assurance scheme for the families of frontline staff who die from Covid-19. He told the Downing Street briefing that 82 NHS workers and 16 social care staff had died so far. “I feel a deep personal sense of duty that we must care for their loved ones,” he said. “Today, I am able to announce that the Government is setting up a life assurance scheme for NHS and social care frontline colleagues. “Families of staff who die from coronavirus in the course of their essential frontline work will receive a £60,000 payment.

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