'Idiot' NZ minister demoted over beach walk during lockdown

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'Idiot' NZ minister demoted over beach walk during lockdown

Apr 07, 2020 18:31 IST

New Zealand's health minister has been demoted for breaching strict nationwide lockdown rules aimed at eradicating the coronavirus. Health Minister David Clark admitted he had driven with his family to a beach for a walk during the lockdown. Clark, who labeled himself an "idiot," was demoted and stripped of his role as associate finance minister. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would have sacked Clark under normal circumstances but needed him during the fight against Covid-19.

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