Remember David Clark, the New Zealand health minister who called himself an idiot for driving his family 20km to the beach during the first week of the country’s lockdown? You know, the same dude that was caught going mountain biking during the lockdown just days before? Well, he’s finally resigned from his position.
His resignation follows the recent slip up in the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on top of his own personal errors. New Zealand had previously been on a 24 day Covid-19 FREE run which was put to an abrupt end when two women who had recently arrived from the UK were allowed out of their quarantine early in spite of the fact that one of them was showing mild symptoms.
You don’t need to be a genius to know that someone done f***ed up. Understandably, prime minister Jacinda Ardern was not happy and said that the girls should have never been allowed to leave quarantine. “This represents an unacceptable failure of the system,” she said. “We require not one but two tests to be undertaken at those facilities … it did not, and there are no excuses.”
And she’s right. I probably have a subpar IQ but even I know that those girls should’ve stayed in quarantine. Needless to say, Ardern accepted Clark’s resignation.
“David has come to the conclusion his presence in the role is creating an unhelpful distraction from the government’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and wider health reforms,” Ardern was quoted saying by the New Zealand Herald.
Good riddance, I suppose. Now, if only a certain health minister a little closer to home would do the same eh?