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The New Zealand Health Minister Resigns to “Not Distract” in Coronavirus Fight

July 2, 2020

New Zealand health minister David Clark resigned on Thursday not to “distract” from the fight against the coronavirus after leading a series of missteps during the pandemic.

“I gave it my all, but it has become increasingly clear to me that my continued tenure will distract the government’s response to COVID-19,” Clark said, assuring him that it was an “absolute privilege.” serve as health ministers.

“The team has to come first, and I think the response to New Zealand’s COVID-19 is too important,” he added at a press conference that was scheduled to announce his decision.

The New Zealand Health Minister Resigns to “Not Distract” in Coronavirus FightThe New Zealand Health Minister Resigns to “Not Distract” in Coronavirus Fight

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has issued a brief statement confirming that she has accepted Clark’s resignation and has appointed current Education Secretary Chris Hipkin as Minister of Health, who will remain in office until the elections scheduled for September.