LONDON (Reuters) – It is not right to say that tens of thousands of people died unnecessarily from COVID-19 as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief aide claimed, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Thursday.
“I think it is (wrong),” Jenrick told BBC radio said of the allegation made by Dominic Cummings to lawmakers on Wednesday.
“You have to remember that we didn’t have all of the facts at the time that the decisions were being taken. Nobody could doubt for one moment that the prime minister was doing anything other than acting with the best of motives with the information and the advice that was available to him.”
(Reporting by William James and Michael Holden, Editing by Paul Sandle)