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The newspaper reported that the messages between Johnson and Cummings were dated March 27, a few days after the United Kingdom entered its first complete closure amid the outbreak of the Corona virus.

 BBC publishes letters to British Prime Minister describing his health minister as "hopeless"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described his health minister Matt Hancock as "completely hopeless" during the early days of the pandemic, text messages released by his former top adviser Dominic Cummings revealed, according to the BBC.

Cummings, who shared photos of his WhatsApp conversations with the prime minister and documents from national security meetings that he said would expose the "lies" peddled by Downing Street and Health Secretary Matt Hancock about their handling of the coronavirus crisis.

In a tweet, Cummings said, "As the PM himself said, Hancock's performance on testing, procurement, personal protective equipment, care homes, etc., was 'utterly hopeless'."

But Cummings' critics have questioned his legitimacy as a witness during the height of the pandemic, as he was arguably the most senior person operating within Downing Street, apart from Johnson, and played a key role in setting up the government's pandemic strategy.

Cummings suggested that Hancock was dreaming of a "new version of reality" when he said he had come up with the idea of ​​increasing the capacity of tests to detect corona, and that the health minister was in fact working under the "herd immunity" strategy until March 16, and he said in his letter: Johnson considered " Depose Hancock and put Gove in his place.” And in another message: No strategy for a complete shutdown was designed until March 14, and the publication of documents predicting 250,000 deaths in the first wave.

In a comment to "BBC", one of the officials said that Cummings is determined to bring down Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an ongoing campaign to highlight the incompetence with which the Corona crisis has been managed in the country, according to what he sees.

Downing Street declined to comment on Cummings' allegations, while also refusing to deny the authenticity of the screen shots, and Johnson's spokesman said: "I don't plan to go into the details of what has been published." When asked if the messages to the prime minister were genuine, he said: "Our focus is not on examining those specific images, but on presenting the public's priorities."