Ex-UK PM Johnson 'vastly underestimated' COVID-19

Updated December 7 2023 - 4:25am, first published 4:21am
Former prime minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged not believing COVID-19 death toll forecasts. (AP PHOTO)
Former prime minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged not believing COVID-19 death toll forecasts. (AP PHOTO)

Former prime minister Boris Johnson has given his most explicit apology for his handling of the coronavirus crisis in the United Kingdom, saying his government had been too complacent and "vastly underestimated" the risks posed by the virus.

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