UK health minister Javid says he resigned

Sajid Javid
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has resigned, criticising Prime Minister Boris Johnson. -EPA

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid has resigned from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, he says in a statement.

"I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care," Javid said on Twitter.

"It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience."