And not only is today's daily tests figure not 10,000 - it isn't even as many as the number of tests carried out in the three days preceding it - the closest the number has got to 10,000 was last Friday with 8911.
Doubtless there will be some excuse trotted out about delayed figures - or indeed 'confusion' which is apparently the reason the government ignored an offer of 25,000 ventilators.
But the fact remains; at the exact time the official government figures were being finalised, a government spokesman was telling the British public something which was not true. If he could not give the exact figure, he was quite able to say so - as he did when asked in the same interview how many NHS staff were off sick due to coronavirus.
But he didn't. He chose to lie instead...
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