Boris Johnson announces COVID-19 public inquiry to start next spring

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  • Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson announces COVID-19 public inquiry to start next spring” – below is their description.

    A public inquiry will be set up by next spring to ‘rigorously and candidly’ investigate what mistakes the UK government made during the coronavirus pandemic, Boris Johnson has announced.

    The prime minister admitted bereaved families may be ‘anxious; for the inquiry to start earlier than spring 2022, but said it would be wrong to ‘weigh down’ scientific advisers and take up ‘huge amounts of officials’ time’ if cases rise again this winter.

    Boris Johnson: inquiry into handling of Covid crisis will start spring 2022

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