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Boris blasted for ‘irresponsibly parading round a hospital without a mask’ but yet we all have to wear one

9th Nov 21 10:52 am

The Prime Minister has come under fire yet again after being accused of acting “irresponsibly” for not wearing a face mask in a hospital.

On Monday Boris Johnson visited Hexham General Hospital in Northumberland and was seen with his sleeves rolled up, his tie tucked in his shirt and was not wearing a face mask.

England’s chief nurse said a few months back that “NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings.

The “public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.”

The Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth blasted Johnson and wrote on Twitter, “So not only is Boris Johnson too cowardly to turn up to Parliament to defend the sleazy corrupt government shenanigans of recent days.

“He’s now irresponsibly parading round a hospital without a mask. Patients and NHS staff deserve better than this.”

In response to a complaint made about the Prime Minister not wearing face a mask in a photo, Northumbria NHS said on social media, “Please be assured that infection prevention and control remains an utmost priority for our trust.

“The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, followed strict measures, including wearing a mask, in each clinical area he visited.”

Questioned by reporters on whether Johnson had broken the rules, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said, “During a hospital visit, we always make sure we abide by the rules set out.

“He will have been abiding by the rules in place.”

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