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'You've Been Rumbled' – Sajid Javid Faces Backlash Over Maskless Meeting

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Sajid Javid did not win over any fans after backing the cabinet’s decision not to wear masks in a crowded meeting, when he was in interview on Wednesday.

Questioned about a photograph released by No.10 on Tuesday where between 30 and 40 maskless ministers are crowded together, Javid claimed it was “perfectly consistent” with the prime minister’s advice.

The health secretary alleged the current guidance was “masks should be considered in crowded places amongst strangers”.

In his plan to deal with Covid in the coming months, Boris Johnson revealed this week that the public should be engaging in self-protective measures, including wearing masks in high risk or crowded places.

The health secretary’s comments also followed repeated warnings from scientific experts that face masks should be worn to decrease a winter spike in Covid infections.

Javid was questioned about the maskless backbencher Conservatives who have been seen attending large meetings in the Commons, too.

The health secretary replied: “They’re not strangers.”

“Take a look at the picture No 10 released yesterday. There is 33 to 40 people in that room,........

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