Sajid Javid takes a stand amid warning signs, which include a new rise in cases

The new UK Health Minister, Sajid Javid, said Sunday that his priority is to oversee the country’s return to normality in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. He praised his predecessor, Matt Hancock, who resigned the day before after a scandal in which he admitted to kissing an aide in his office, violating rules of social distancing.

Javid, former head of the Treasury, begins his new role with a list of alerts that include an increase in cases of coronaviruses, overcrowding of hospitals and burnout of health workers.

“We are still in the pandemic and I want to see an end to this as soon as possible and this will be my most important priority so that we can get back to normal as soon as possible,” he told BBC News.

Javid later said: “Thanks to the fantastic efforts of our NHS (National Health Service) and social care staff who have been working tirelessly every day. Thanks also to our phenomenal vaccination program, we have made tremendous progress in the battle against this terrible disease .”

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