Unions have expressed ‘serious doubts’ that covid-safe measures are being followed by ministers inside No10 after Boris Johnson was forced to isolate along with 10 of his MPs over coronavirus fears. The FDA, a trade union for senior civil servants, said the covid measures within Downing Street were a ’cause for concern’, after pictures showed Johnson standing in close proximity to three ministers. During the mask-free gathering in No10 last week Johnson posed for pictures with Ashfield MP Lee Anderson. Mr Anderson later tested positive for coronavirus, and a further eight MPs who were either at the meeting or crossed his path in parliament have now been forced like him and the PM to follow rules on social distancing. When asked about the photograph of Mr Johnson and Mr Anderson standing less than two metres apart at the meeting, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: ‘They are stood side by side, rather than face to face.’ On Thursday, the Prime Minister held a 35-minute meeting with a group of MPs including Mr Anderson who later tested positive for the virus. Pictured: The PM and Mr Anderson at Thursday’s meeting A Public and Commercial Services Union spokesman told The Guardian there were real worries over the… Read full this story
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