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Liz Truss tested positive for Covid shortly after the advent of Maskless Commons

Liz Truss misses a trip to Ukraine after a positive Covid test shortly after appearing in the Commons without a mask.

The Foreign Minister was planning to travel to Kiev with Boris Johnson today amid heightened tensions with Russia.

However, in a tweet on Monday night, Truss revealed that she had to work in isolation from her home.

Truss was sitting on the government front bench on Monday afternoon. Johnson confronted lawmakers over Sugley’s report on the story of Partygate.

She sat next to health secretary Sajid Havid, who wore a mask, and Priti Patel, a home secretary who didn’t.

Truss remained in the Commons after Johnson grilled for two hours to make a statement about Russia.

Liz Truss sits on the government front bench when Boris Johnson receives a question from MPs on Monday.

Jessica Taylor via Parliament / PA Media

In the evening, Truss attended the meeting, and Johnson sought to garner support and forego the leadership challenge, so all Conservatives were invited.

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said that if Truss was wearing a mask in the Commons room, “I didn’t know if that would make a difference.”

“But look, the rules were clearly followed, which means she’s vaccinated,” he told Times Radio Tuesday morning.

“We are, in fact, in a strong position to open up without fear.

“And, of course, there are some common-sense precautions that allow people to decide for themselves what to take and when.”

Education Minister and former Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi also announced yesterday morning that he was positive and quarantined at home.



Liz Truss tested positive for Covid shortly after the advent of Maskless Commons

Source link Liz Truss tested positive for Covid shortly after the advent of Maskless Commons

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