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Michael Gove has apologised for a litany of “errors” made by UK ministers in their response to Covid-19, including the lack of consideration for the country’s most vulnerable children and delays in introducing lockdown measures.
The communities secretary told the official inquiry into the pandemic on Tuesday that he should “definitely have been more forthright” in calling for a first national shutdown earlier than March 23 2020.
Gove, who was at the time minister for the Cabinet Office, said he was particularly “concerned” at the lack of attention paid “to the impact on children, vulnerable children, of some of the measures that we took”.
Gove said he wanted to apologise “to the victims who endured such pain, the families who endured so much loss as a result of the mistakes that were made by government in response to the pandemic”. “I…