Covid: We don't need masks, we're not strangers, says Sajid Javid
Covid: We don’t need masks, we’re not strangers, says Sajid Javid
Boris Johnson and his ministers do not need to wear masks at cabinet meetings because they are not “strangers”, the health secretary has said.
Criticism of Conservative MPs not wearing face coverings in the Commons chamber intensified yesterday after Downing Street released a photograph of a cabinet meeting at which more than 30 people were packed tightly together but none had their face covered.
A Labour spokesman said that the maskless meeting suggested there was “one rule for them and another rule for everyone else”.
Asked about the photo this morning, Sajid Javid insisted that the meeting had been compliant with the government guidance. “That is perfectly consistent with what the prime minister said yesterday and what I said …
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