Boris Johnson’s ‘work from home’ but ‘go to your Christmas party’ guidance had serious consequences
An entire company has tested positive for Covid – after following the Prime Minister’s advice on Christmas parties.
While Boris Johnson advised Brits to work from home as part of ‘Plan B’ restrictions last week, he maintained that Christmas festivities should go ahead as usual.
So, last Thursday a London hedge fund followed his advice thinking, “we aren’t going to see each other for months, so let’s have a ‘last hurrah’.”
By Monday, the 15-strong team – at a firm that declined to be named – had all tested positive for Covid. To make matters worse, one team member, who wanted to be known only as Mark, had visited his elderly parents days earlier unaware that he was carrying the virus that has claimed 146,00o lives in the UK. He’s now terrified he might …