British Minister rejects former aide’s allegations regarding COVID-19 response

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Minister Matt Hancock have protected themselves from No. 10 claim by former Johnson top adviser Dominic Cummings.

Cummings submitted evidence to the House of Commons Health Sciences Committee on Wednesday, stating that the government failed the people during a CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, killing thousands of people unnecessarily. It was.

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Former Special Advisor Dominic Cummings arrives at Portcullis House in London on May 26, 2021. (Daniel Leal Oliver via Getty Images / AFP)

He said his former boss was “inappropriate” to become prime minister and the health minister should have been dismissed for lying many times.

In response, Hancock stated that the allegations were “groundless” and “not true.”

He said, answering a question at the House of Commons on Thursday. Every day since I started working on this pandemic in January last year, I woke up every morning and asked, “What do I have to do to save my life?” That is the job of the Minister of Health in a pandemic. “

Boris Johnson also faced a difficult question during his visit to Colchester Hospital.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Colchester Hospital in Colchester, eastern England, on May 27, 2021. (Glyn Kirk / Pool / AFP via Getty Images)

When asked if he agreed with Cummings’s allegations, Johnson said, “No, I don’t think so, but of course this is a very difficult set of decisions and none are downplayed.” I did.

“We have been dominated by our determination to save lives and save lives so that the NHS is not overwhelmed.”

Regarding Cummings’ claim, Johnson said: “Some of the commentary I’ve heard has nothing to do with reality, and what people want us to overcome is to provide a roadmap and be careful and remembered by everyone after the war. It’s about moving the country forward, overcoming one of the most difficult times I think it is. “

In response to Cummings’ testimony, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said the investigation into the government’s response to the pandemic should be accelerated.

“I was very worried about the repeated mistakes from the first wave to the second wave, especially the slow closure of the fall. I think the Prime Minister was completely wrong.

“There is a result, and this is the purpose of all these allegations, so we need to fast forward the inquiry. This infusion, infusion, infusion of allegations cannot be done and must reach its roots.” “

Reuters and PA contributed to this report.