In a further attack against Mr Hancock, the Prime Minister’s former adviser released a screengrab from a message to Boris Johnson.
In the message, dated March 27 2020, Mr Cummings criticised the UK’s low testing capacity.
While the US had risen to 100,000 tests a day on March 26, Mr Cummings attacked the Secretary of State for being stuck at “5-7,000” at the time.
Mr Cummings claimed this would mean NHS staff would be away from work over a critical juncture in the UK’s fight against Covid.
In response, the Prime Minister is alleged to have said: “Totally f*****g hopeless.”
Mr Cummings also presented six questions to ask the Prime Minister concerning the UK’s response to coronavirus.
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