March 19, 2020 / 4:40 PM / 5 months ago

Dutch minister leading coronavirus fight resigns due to exhaustion: statement

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch minister in charge of the government’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak resigned on Thursday, a day after collapsing during a parliamentary debate.

Medical care minister Bruno Bruins, 56, fell down Wednesday evening on the floor of parliament. He later said he was exhausted and had fainted after weeks of intense work.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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