Piers Morgan stunned into silence as Minister Zahawi admits to losing uncle to Covid

GMB: Nadhim Zahawi reveals he lost his uncle to COVID-19

Good Morning Britain (GMB) host Piers Morgan was left stunned during his questioning to Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi of the Government’s overall coronavirus strategy. Mr Morgan questioned whether the UK should have had a tighter border policy, like New Zealand who has very low covid rates. The GMB host asked whether, with hindsight, the UK wished it had done things differently. 

Mr Zahawi admitted the Government was doing its best before confessing that the struggles of the pandemic had hit him personally.

He then explained that he lost his uncle to Covid a week ago which left Mr Morgan stunned before offering his condolences. 

Mr Morgan said: “If you look at our death rate and you look at our death toll over 100,000 people have died now.

“This is by the far the worst of any comparative country in the world and when you look at this you think why didn’t we close our borders months and months ago.”

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Mr Zahawi said: “It is painful and it hits closer to home than you think Piers in terms of losing relatives and family.

“I lost my uncle last week to covid but you are right, it is grim and horrible but our way out of this is the vaccination programme.

“It makes me angry but it makes me determined to make sure we vaccinate the most vulnerable people in our country.

“We must protect them as quickly as possible and then protect our whole nation, that is ultimately what we will do.

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“I promise you I will make sure that happens.”

The Good Morning Britain host asked whether Mr Zahawi’s uncle was able to have the vaccine.

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