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Javid ‘sorry’ for those who suffered during Covid-19 crisis

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said he is “sorry” for the losses and suffering which have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a highly critical report by MPs into the Government’s response to the outbreak, Mr Javid – who took up the post in June – said it is important that lessons are learned. His comments came after Cabinet colleague Stephen Barclay repeatedly refused to apologise for Government failings during the crisis. Mr Javid said “of course” he is sorry for the suffering people have endured as a result of the pandemic.

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