"Steve Barkley has been appointed to the post of Minister of Health, Downing Street announced," the statement said.

Earlier it became known that British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and his colleague, Health Minister Sajid Javid, resigned.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in turn, said that he considers the possibility of resigning over the Downing Street party scandal in the midst of covid restrictions irresponsible against the backdrop of the situation in Ukraine.