STRATFORD MP Nadhim Zahawi revealed his uncle has died from covid.
The vaccine minister was interviewed earlier today during ITV’s Good Morning Britain as he vowed to ensure the vulnerable wouldec be protected as soon as possible, followed by the rest of the nation.
Presenters Susannah Reid and Piers Morgan grilled Mr Zahawi over the high death toll which, according to today’s announcement from the Office of National Statistics, has surpassed 100,000 in the UK.
It was then, the MP revealed his personal experience with the deadly illness.
He told the duo: “I lost my uncle last week to covid. But you’re right, it is grim and horrible, but our way out of this is the vaccination programme.
“It makes me angry, but it makes me determined to make sure we vaccinate the most vulnerable people in our country, protect them as quickly as possible and then protect the whole nation.
“That is our way out of this, that is, ultimately, what we will do and I promise you that I will make sure that happens.”
He added his uncle had been entitled to the vaccine but had caught the virus before receiving it.