Matt Hancock said that as the virus appears in an area, authorities will be able to put that place into lockdown without the rest of the country being put under restrictions.
Savage appeared in the briefing’s media questions segment, following journalists such as the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuennsberg.
The health secretary said there would be such 'enormous demand' for vaccinations that making them mandatory would not be necessary.
Matt Hancock has said he has achieved his target of conducting 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by the end of April – but the government has been accused of 'massaging the metrics'.
Matt Hancock said he was 'very worried' about reports of a new illness in children and that experts are 'looking into it with great urgency'.
Health secretary Matt Hancock said of the scheme: “I feel a deep personal sense of duty that we must care for their loved ones.”
The health minister appeared to suggest that restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 could be in place for several months.
The health secretary told the presenter to stop interrupting him throughout the Good Morning Britain interview.
The government scrapped the order because COVID-19 cases are more complex than expected.
Virgin Atlantic has reportedly asked for a government bailout to help it through the coronavirus crisis.
Newly-elected deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has criticised health secretary Matt Hancock for not self-isolating for longer after he was diagnosed with coronavirus. The World Health Organisation states you should “follow the directions of your local health authority” on self-isolation.
Health secretary Matt Hancock said it's 'highly likely' he is immune to coronavirus after contracting the illness, but is still practising social distancing.
The prime minister has warned tougher measures will be introduced if people continue to flout social distancing advice.