New health secretary Sajid Javid gives Commons statement on Covid-19

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The new health secretary, Sajid Javid, told the Commons that restoring freedoms was his ‘big task’ and that vaccinations were being brought forward so the government could meet its 19 July target. 

‘There remains a big task ahead of us – to restore our freedoms. Freedoms that save for the greatest of circumstances no government should ever wish to curtail. So my task is to return the economic and cultural life that makes this country so great, while protecting life and our NHS.’

Javid took over as health secretary after Matt Hancock resigned over breaking social distancing guidance as pictures emerged of him kissing Gina Coladangelo, a longtime friend who had been brought into the department for health and social care as a non-executive director

Sajid Javid: Covid restrictions in England ‘must end on 19 July’

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