Richard Carter has publicly confirmed that he is no longer the COVID-19 Czar but gave no further details as to the background in his brief comment on the matter.

Mr. Carter, a sociologist, has been noticeably absent from Covid-19 briefings in recent months.

He was a member of the panel as the Thorne Commission on Local Governance held an online town hall meeting for St. Joseph residents yesterday evening.

The former Czar clarified the situation while responding to a question from moderator Krystal Howell about school students taking part in the assemblies. He had little to say about the background to his departure from the post except to confirm that he was now the ex-Czar.