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British Prime Minister Takes Responsibility for COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 23:27 WIB Global

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he takes full responsibility for the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two days after appearing to blame workers in health care facilities for the deaths of residents there. Johnson was responding in parliament to opposition Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer, who quoted the prime minister regarding deaths in British care homes.  Johnson said, ''too many care workers did not follow procedures the way they should have.'' Starmer said front-line care workers took great offense at the remark and called on Johnson to apologize. The prime minister responded by saying the last thing he wanted to do was blame care workers or for...

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