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Tony Blair denies ‘FLAGRANT’ breach of coronavirus quarantine after White Home journey | UK | Information

2020-10-18 01:01:09

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The previous Labour Prime Minister was pictured in Mayfair, London simply 10 days after coming back from Washington. Present coronavirus pointers maintain that anybody arriving from the US should quarantine for 14 days earlier than re-entering the UK. Mr Blair denies the claims, and his spokesman stated he examined detrimental a number of instances and was given an exemption to the foundations by Whitehall.

In accordance with the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Blair was noticed leaving a Mayfair restaurant after 4 days earlier than his quarantine interval had lapsed.

The paper claimed he had appealed for particular exemption from the coronavirus measure, however was not issued with the formal exemption letter.

The previous Prime Minister flew to Washington on September 14 to satisfy with US officers for the historic peace treaty signing between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE.

He was photographed not sporting face masks on the South Garden of the White Home with Kevin McCarthy, Republican chief of the Home of Representatives.

READ MORE: Jeremy Corbyn HUMILIATION: Former Labour chief flouts COVID guidelines at ‘memorial carnival’

Frank Luntz, veteran pollster and in addition pictured with Mr Blair, stated: “Tony Blair was a rockstar at this occasion. Folks have been lining up for photographs with him.”

Mr Blair’s spokesman defended the breach on grounds he was following the UK’s guidelines on attending “worldwide conferences”.

However the exemption solely applies to diplomats and formal representatives at a world stage.

Mr Blair has been a non-public citizen from 2015, when he stepped down as Center East envoy.

The previous Prime Minister’s spokesman then denied claims Mr Blair was denied an exemption letter, and claimed he posed no danger of transmitting the virus.

His spokesman added: “We consider he adopted all UK and US ­authorities pointers as suggested. He was not refused exemption by the UK authorities.”

“He was instructed to comply with the steerage on worldwide conferences, which he did; the US authorities had cleared the go to as a result of it was for the diplomatic convention on the White Home.

“Mr Blair was examined for COVID earlier than departing the UK, on arrival on the White Home, when he returned to the UK and has been examined a number of instances since. All checks have been detrimental.”

Former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn has additionally been present in breach of the UK’s coronavirus pointers on two events.

The primary got here when Mr Corbyn was pictured at a cocktail party final month with greater than six friends, breaching Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “rule of six”.

He was additionally noticed yesterday at a “memorial carnival” for Occupy Wall Avenue founder David Graeber.

Tright here have been reportedly over 100 individuals on the occasion, with present pointers holding there ought to be not more than 30 in attendance at memorials and funerals.



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