Lawyer Hugo Keith KC cut short Michael Gove during Covid inquiry cross-examination for suggesting that coronavirus may have been “man made.”
Speaking during cross examination on Tuesday, Gove reflected on the country’s pandemic response, admitting that the U.K. was not as prepared as it should have been. Gove served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, legally representing the Crown, as well as Cabinet Office minister during the pandemic.
Highlighting the complexity of dealing with a “novel” virus, Gove said: “We were not as well prepared as we should have been ideally, that is true. Again, it’s in the nature of the fact that the virus was novel.”
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