Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer has examined optimistic for coronavirus so will miss the chance to problem the federal government in-person on its finances this afternoon.
Former Labour chief Ed Miliband, now the shadow COP26 president, stood in for Sir Keir at Prime Minister’s Questions, which happened simply earlier than Chancellor Rishi Sunak pronounces the finances.
Sir Keir should self-isolate for 10 days so may also miss the start of the COP26 local weather change summit, nonetheless, it has not been confirmed if he was attending.
He examined optimistic for COVID-19 after taking a lateral stream check earlier on Wednesday.
The Labour chief was pictured with shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves and Bridget Phillipson, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, on Wednesday morning however they’ve each examined adverse with a lateral stream check.
Ms Reeves will reply to Mr Sunak’s finances announcement this afternoon.
Sir Keir carries out each day lateral stream checks however that is the primary time he has examined optimistic.
Nevertheless, he has needed to self-isolate 4 occasions beforehand for the reason that pandemic started, with the final time being in July after certainly one of his kids examined optimistic though he examined adverse.
The foundations have modified since then for totally vaccinated individuals so that they not should self-isolate if they’re an in depth contact of somebody who checks optimistic however should accomplish that in the event that they check optimistic themselves.