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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating because family member has coronavirus symptoms

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after a member of his household displayed potential coronavirus symptoms.

The leader will now be working at home and won’t appear the House of Commons debate on the government’s controversial proposed internal market legislation planned for today.

He is understood not to have shown any symptoms himself, but a family member may have.

A spokesperson for the Labour leader said: “This morning Keir Starmer was advised to self-isolate after a member of his household showed possible symptoms of the coronavirus.

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“The member of his household has now had a test.

“In line with NHS guidelines, Keir will self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test and further advice from medical professionals.”