Jonathan Van-Tam to step down as deputy chief medical officer

England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is set to leave his role in the coming weeks.

The popular figure, who became a household name due to his epic analogies during Covid press conferences, is set to leave government to return to his role in academia.

Although his decision is not thought to be related to policies or the recent controversies surrounding Downing Street parties, his departure will come as a further blow to a beleaguered Boris Johnson.

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