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UK's Buckland denies COVID data withheld from PM

United Kingdom Justice Secretary Robert Buckland (pictured) stated on Sunday that all COVID-19 vaccination effectiveness data was presented to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson before his decision to delay the lifting of coronavirus measures in the country.

Speaking to Sky News, Buckland said that Johnson had the "most up to date" and "all relevant" data when he made his decision to delay the reopening date. Additionally, he noted that the procedure was carried out in the "normal way," as he affirmed the reporter's characterization of the claims as "absolute nonsense."

Reports came out earlier, that UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock didn't inform Johnson about a study that showed the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine against the Delta variant until after the decision to move the reopening date to July 19.

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