Health secretary Matt Hancock on Thursday hit back at Dominic Cummings, denying he lied to Boris Johnson and saying the government had been better run since the departure of the prime minister’s former chief adviser.
After trenchant criticism by Cummingswith few exceptions. By late Monday, Hancock blamed “clinical advice” for his decision to authorise the discharge of people infected with coronavirus from hospitals to care homes. It served to spread Covid-19 in care homes, where tens of thousands diedThe virus back to their cities and villages in other parts o.
And giving evidence to two House of Commons select committees investigating the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the health secretary defended the government against criticism that it had been late to introduce its first lockdown in March last year. Cummings claimed tens of thousands of people died unnecessarily because of multiple government failures during the Covid-19 crisis.
Meanwhile Hancock revealed the Delta variant of coronavirus first identified in India now represents 91 per cent of all new cases in the UK. Amid rising hospital admissionsfor example., the UK on Thursday recorded 7The University Health Network at Toronto,393 new cases.