Doctors condemn ‘shocking’ Sajid Javid for saying ministers do not need face-masks in cabinet

Doctors condemn ‘shocking’ Sajid Javid for saying ministers do not need face-masks in cabinet

The head of the doctors’ organisation hit out after Mr Javid defended pictures of Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, at which not a single minister had his or her face covered. The health secretary said that their action was “perfectly consistent” with prime minister Boris Johnson’s advice that people should consider using face-coverings when they are in crowded places with “strangers”. But BMA chair Chaand Nagpaul said that the health secretary and other ministers were showing a “shocking” lack of responsibility at a time when Covid-19 infections are running at an average of 35,000 a day. The winter plan for coronavirus unveiled by Mr Johnson on Tuesday puts the onus on individuals to show personal responsibility in taking the actions to damp down the outbreak, with mandatory face-masks kept as an option …
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