Home > Ex-PM Johnson leaves public inquiry into Covid-19 pandemic after hearing

Ex-PM Johnson leaves public inquiry into Covid-19 pandemic after hearing


Boris Johnson leaves a public inquiry into his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic after attending the first of two gruelling days in the witness box. The former British prime minister apologised for "the pain and the loss and the suffering" caused by the pandemic but defended his government. Johnson has faced a barrage of criticism from former aides for alleged indecisiveness and a lack of scientific understanding during the crisis. IMAGES

Added on the 06/12/2023 18:14:44 - Copyright : AFPTV - First images

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Florida COVID-19 Whistleblower Agrees To Turn Herself In For 'Bogus' Arrest Warrant

    Last year, data scientist Rebekah Jones was fired by the Florida Department of Health. Part of her job was to work on the state's COVID-19 dashboard. But the data scientist was fired in May after she said she refused to alter data related to the pandemic in the state. However, she continued to publish her own Florida COVID-19 data independently, through her own dashboard. In December, Florida law enforcement raided her home, brandishing weapons at her young children. They seized computers, phones, and external storage drives in connection with an alleged hack. Now, Business Insider reports an arrest warrant has been issued for Jones, although it's not clear with what crime Florida officials plan to charge. Jones has agreed to turn herself in, calling the charges 'bogus' and an attempt to silence her for being a scientist critical of the government.

    17/01/2021 - Wochit
  • Europe Bans Flights From UK As Mutant COVID-19 Virus Sweeps Across London

    After an alarming outbreak of a mutant coronavirus, multiple countries have canceled flights from the United Kingdom. According to Business Insider, the move was prompted by fears around the new variant of COVID-19. The mutant coronavirus is believed to be up to 70% more transmissible than the original strain. In order to stop its spread, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that London and surrounding areas would suddenly be plunged into lockdown. Dutch authorities confirmed at least one case of this COVID-19 variant had reached the Netherlands. Flights from the UK to The Netherlands are canceled until January 1st, as are those to Belgium. On Sunday afternoon, Italian foreign minister Luigi di Maio said that the government would be suspending all travel from the UK.

    21/12/2020 - Wochit
  • Home For The Holidays: Italy's PM Orders COVID-19 Lockdown Over Christmas

    In what Italy's prime minister said was 'not an easy decision,' PM Giuseppe Conte has put the country on lockdown for the holidays. Business Insider reports Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told reporters that experts fear there will be a jump in COVID-19 cases over Christmas. Italy wasn't the only European country to tighten restrictions over the holidays — the UK and Germany have both announced heightened coronavirus restrictions. Johns Hopkins University data reports that as of Saturday, Italy had recorded over 1.9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began. Thus far, nearly 68,000 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Italy.

    20/12/2020 - Wochit
  • Boris Johnson Self-Quarantines After COVID-19 Scare

    Business Insider reports UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has placed himself under self-isolation. The move comes after Conservative MP Lee Anderson, who Johnson spent time with last week, announced he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus. A Number 10 spokesperson said Johnson 'does not have any symptoms of COVID-19' and is self-isolating. In March, Johnson was hospitalized for ten days for COVID-19. He was moved to intensive care and received oxygen treatment after his symptoms became severe. Currently, Johns Hopkins University reports the UK has over 1.3 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

    16/11/2020 - Wochit
  • Nothing To See Here: Trump's Case Of COVID-19 Sends Campaign Into A Fever

    For President Donald Trump, a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 couldn't have come at a worse time. Aside from the very serious risk to his health, focusing the nation's attention on the pandemic is the last thing the Trump campaign wants to do. As Trump has now been hospitalized, he's all but powerless to reset his reelection campaign around issues like the Supreme Court and the economy. Some world leaders, like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saw a bump in approval from the public following a coronavirus diagnosis. However, it's highly unlikely Trump will receive such grace. He mocked opponent Hillary Clinton in 2016 for contracting pneumonia. He has also jeered at Vice President Joe Biden numerous times for wearing masks and scrupulously observing public health recommendations.

    03/10/2020 - Wochit
  • Obama attends arrival ceremony in Laos

    U.S. President Barack Obama attends an outdoor arrival ceremony in heavy rain, as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Laos. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    06/09/2016 - Reuters EN

More videosNews

Watch video of  - DemainEntreprendre - épisode 12 - Label : Economie wallonne -

DemainEntreprendre - épisode 12

29/04/2021 12:55:32