Covid: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will self-isolate after one of his children tested positive for coronavirus
Keir was 'already doing daily tests and tested negative this morning', according to the Labour leader's spokesman
A spokesman for Sir Keir Starmer said: “One of Keir’s children tested positive for Covid this lunchtime. In line with the rules, Keir and his family will now be self-isolating.
“Keir was already doing daily tests and tested negative this morning. He will continue to take daily tests.”
The Labour leader branded Boris Johnson a “super-spreader” of confusion during a chaotic Prime Minister’s Questions.
The Labour leader warned the country faces a “summer of chaos” as he highlighted policy changes over isolation exemptions for people pinged by the NHS app and vaccine passports for nightclubs.
He added Mr Johnson’s new three-word slogan should be “get a grip”, amid reports it will be “keep life moving”.
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.
At one stage there was a struggle to hear Mr Johnson in the chamber, which led to the Prime Minister asking Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle: “Do you want me to have another go? Can you hear me? Do you want me to give that answer again?”
The chamber was also at its busiest since March 2020 following the easing of restrictions in England.