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PM Johnson’s Spokesman Fires Back At Starmer Over Care Home Issues

According to the guidance, which was published on 25 February and withdrawn on 13 March, it was "intended for the current position in the UK where there is currently

Recall that UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer requested that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson return to the House of Commons to clarify the record after accusing him of misleading MPs over advice to care homes issues.

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In response, Downing Street has fired back, accusing Sir Keir of “inaccurately and selectively quoting” guidance from Public Health England on COVID-19 in care homes.

Boris Johnson’s spokesman said: “In his letter, the leader of the opposition concedes he hasn’t quoted accurately from the document and by replacing the word ‘therefore’ he’s hiding the fact that there’s a preceding paragraph.”

According to the guidance, which was published on 25 February and withdrawn on 13 March, it was “intended for the current position in the UK where there is currently no transmission of Covid-19 in the community.

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“It is therefore very unlikely that anyone receiving care in a care home or the community will become infected.”

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