Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized on Wednesday for the "pain and loss and suffering" during the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
He made the comment at a public hearing that was part of a wider independent UK COVID-19 inquiry into the response to the pandemic. Four protesters were removed from the hearing and one of their posters read: "The dead can't hear your apologies," Sky News reported.
Johnson admitted that, "unquestionably," the government he had led at the time could have made different steps, but noted that "given what we knew, given the information I had available to me at the time, I think we did our level best." He pointed out that he takes "personal responsibility for all the decisions that we made."