UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs after new restrictions unveiled

English rules don’t go ‘anywhere near far enough’, says leading government Covid adviser

12.05pm BST

So why did Johnson says yesterday it had “very little” to do with the spread of the disease, Starmer asks.

Johnson says it is an “epidemiological fact” that transmission takes place human to human. And capacity today is at a record high, he says.

12.04pm BST

Sir Keir Starmer says three months ago Johnson said test and trace would be a real positive. Yesterday he said it had little impact on the spread of the disease. Which is right?

Johnson says it is fact that test and trace does not have an impact on biological spread. But it can tell you where the disease is.

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