Boris Johnson boasted of shaking hands on day Sage warned not to

Advisers recommended issuing public warning on day PM said he shook hands ‘with everybody’ at hospital

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No 10’s scientific advisers warned that the government should tell people not to shake hands on the same day that Boris Johnson boasted about doing so “with everybody” at a hospital where there were confirmed coronavirus patients.

Advice from a sub-group of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said on 3 March that the government should “advise against greetings such as shaking hands and hugging, given existing evidence about the importance of hand hygiene”.

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Read more: theguardian.com

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