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Boris refuses to wear a mask again as he boards a train for Scotland despite guidance telling you to wear one

by LLB political Reporter
10th Nov 21 11:50 am

The Prime Minister has yet again refused to wear a face mask as he arrived at London Euston to board a train for Scotland to attend the COP26 in Glasgow.

This is the second time in a week he has sparked controversy as he attended a hospital and did not wear a face mask, although he did wear one in wards.

Johnson also sat next to Sir David Attenborough, 95 at the COP26 and was not wearing a face mask despite others around him wearing one.

Johnson boarded the busy Avanti service train at London Euston this morning.

Avanti’s website states, “In line with government guidance for England, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

‘If you’re travelling within Wales or Scotland, you must wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you’re at stations and whilst onboard the train in line with local government guidance.

Health officials have criticised the Prime Minister and have called on him to set an example, but Johnson has previously said it is up to people’s own judgement if they want to wear one.

Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy for Covid-19, hit out at Johnson’s refusal to wear a mask when he attended a hospital.

Dr Nabarro told Sky News, “I’m not sitting on the fence on this one – where you’ve got large amounts of virus being transmitted, everybody should do everything to avoid either getting the virus or inadvertently passing it on.

“We know that wearing a face mask reduces the risk, we know that maintaining physical distance reduces the risk, we know that hygiene by regular hand washing and coughing into your elbow reduces the risk.

“We should do it all and we should not rely on any one intervention like vaccination on its own.”

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