The Guardian

PM flouts rules at theatre

- Rowena Mason

Boris Johnson once again flouted official requests to wear a mask as he watched a performanc­e of Macbeth at a busy theatre in London on Tuesday, witnesses say.

The prime minister was in the audience at the Almeida theatre in Islington. Three audience members said Johnson was not wearing a face covering during the performanc­e, despite the theatre’s requests for visitors to wear one at all times. He was photograph­ed with a mask around his chin and without a mask on at all.

One audience member said Johnson had “coughed and spluttered” during the performanc­e without wearing a face covering and was “talking throughout”.

Downing Street did not deny that Johnson had not worn a mask at the theatre performanc­e but said he “follows all Covid rules”.

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