DOWNING Road confronted questions over whether or not it coated up the well being of Britain’s high civil servant after it emerged he had coronavirus similtaneously Boris Johnson.
Cupboard Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill was identified with the virus in early April – which means virtually each senior particular person in control of the UK’s coronavirus response had the sickness in the identical fortnight.
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Sir Mark, 55, attended a gathering with the PM, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock and chief medical officer Chris Whitty the week earlier than. All 4 caught the virus.
No10 saved the general public at nighttime over Sir Mark’s optimistic prognosis, regardless of being requested about his well being every day by journalists.
On the time Downing Road merely mentioned he was high quality or “working as regular”.
It raised critical questions in regards to the Authorities’s reliability and transparency.
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The PM’s spokesman mentioned he had solely develop into conscious of Sir Mark’s prognosis when knowledgeable by a journalist.
A supply mentioned the signs have been solely ever “very gentle”.
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