Labour leader calls for Government Covid-19 inquiry to be fast-forwarded
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for the inquiry on the Government's handling of the pandemic to be fast-forwarded in light of allegations made by the Prime Minister's former chief advisor Dominic Cummings.
Dr. Leana Wen discusses the CDC’s updated guidance that recommends fully-vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission of Covid-19, saying that it is mostly the right policy, but criticizing its communication.
As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 27,734 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said – the first time cases have increased in a week.A further 91 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 129,430.Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 154,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
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Sir Keir Starmer branded Boris Johnson a “super-spreader” of confusion during a chaotic Prime Minister’s Questions.But the Prime Minister, dubbed the “Chequers one” by Sir Keir due to his appearance virtually from isolation at the country retreat, described the Opposition leader’s questions as “feeble stuff” and defended his decisions during the pandemic.
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Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has said she is "very concerned" over a possible government plan to allow fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU to enter the UK without the need to quarantine.
The opposition frontbencher warned: "This is reckless from the government. They promised an international vaccine passport, we haven't seen that materialise." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour attacks Government vaccine passport plans as deputy leader Angela Rayner launches an employment rights charter in London."It's not workable" she told the PA news agency, and instead urge to roll out regular testing among other measures.
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Mandatory credit: BBC Breakfast. Max 60 seconds. No pre-roll adsBoris Johnson wanted to visit the Queen in person early in the pandemic despite Downing Street staff already falling ill with Covid-19, Dominic Cummings has claimed.The former chief aide in No 10 alleged that he had to convince the Prime Minister out of visiting her by warning about the potentially grave consequences.Downing Street denied the incident described by Mr Cummings in an interview with the BBC took place and Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
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This is the moment a Labour shadow minister launches an astonishing attack on Boris Johnson over coronavirus lockdown rules.Tan Dheshi, the shadow railways minister, furiously called out Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday.He described how he missed the funerals of his grandmother and uncle as he was following government guidance.Then, referring to the Dominic Cummings scandal during the first lockdown, with Johnson’s then-chief adviser having travelled from London to Durham, Dhesi angrily labelled government ministers “sycophantic, spineless, hypocritical” for their response to the saga.Johnson said he was “deeply, deeply sorry” for the suffering experienced by people during the pandemic.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman has said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "squarely behind" Matt Hancock, whilst adding that he has no doubt that "there are more sides to this story than the one that we're being shown". It comes after former adviser Dominic Cummings released images of private messages which appear to show the PM calling the health secretary "hopeless". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn