Keir Starmer declared he is going into quarantine today after a member of his household showed coronavirus-type symptoms.
Keir Starmer goes into self-isolation
The Labour leader announced he is going into self-isolation hours after taking a phone-in in the LBC radio studios. The party has informed the radio station about the situation.
A Labour spokesman said: ‘This morning Keir Starmer was advised to self isolate after a member of his household showed possible symptoms of the coronavirus. The member of his household has now had a test.
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It is understood Sir Keir has not shown any signs of the disease himself, but will not be speaking in the Commons debate on Brexit later.
Sir Keir sat relatively close to presenter Nick Ferrari in the radio studios today before he went into quarantine.
During the phone-in, Sir Keir said he supported the Government’s new ‘Rule of Six’ restrictions which came into force today.
He said: ‘I do support the ‘rule of six‘.
‘I think you need something simple, easily understood and I think the Government was slow back in February and March to appreciate the problem it was about the face and we can’t repeat that error again, so I do support the ‘rule of six’.
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