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Sadiq Khan says exclusion of London officials from Covid meetings cost lives

‘Bad faith’ on part of Boris Johnson’s government meant ministers missed out on vital knowledge early in crisis, mayor tells inquiry

Additional lives were lost during Covid because of “bad faith” by Boris Johnson’s government in excluding London’s representatives from early emergency meetings about the pandemic, denying ministers vital knowledge, the city’s mayor has said.

This had a particular impact on poorer and minority ethnic communities, Sadiq Khan told the Covid inquiry, because it meant the Cobra committee did not properly consider the virus’s impact on them.

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