Starmer claims Prime Minister’s borders indecision has ‘blown’ Covid-19 road map
Boris Johnson’s indecision over securing the UK’s borders has “blown” his Covid-19 road map to freedom, according to Sir Keir Starmer.The Labour leader repeatedly pressed the Prime Minister to explain the UK’s high rates of the Delta variant first identified in India, which has been blamed for the four-week delay on easing restrictions.
Boris Johnson has welcomed the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta to Chequers, where they jointly planted a tree in the gardens.
Mr Kenyatta joked with the Prime Minister: “I hope you’re going to look after it … this is going to be the indication of whether our relationship is really long term.” Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles with an umbrella while attending the dedication of the UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to the amusement of the Prince of Wales and Home Secretary Priti Patel.
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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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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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