Boris Johnson has been criticised for laughing at a reporter’s simple question asking where he’s been.

On BBC News this morning, the prime minister was interviewed at a vaccination clinic on the Open University Campus in Milton Keynes.

In footage shared across social media, the interviewer from ITN asked Johnson: “Where have you been for the last 10 days.”

A relatively simple question some would argue, but the PM’s shifty answer might suggest, for him, it was not.

In his panicked response, Johnson said: “I’ve been in… I’ve been… in this country. Where do you think?”

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As the country experiences the highest rate of Covid infection since the pandemic began, Johnson’s awkward response has been widely condemned.

All in all, Johnson’s visit to Milton Keynes was as awkward as it looked especially when he spoke to members of the public getting their booster jab and continued to loom over them while they were getting vaccinated.

Elsewhere, Johnson urged people to think about the risk they are running with their own health if they fail to get a booster jab.

He told reporters: “We’re looking at the data and what we’re seeing is that we’ve got cases certainly going up, we’ve got a lot of cases of Omicron.

“But, on the other hand, we can see the data about the relative mildness of Omicron. What we can also see is the very, very clear effect of getting those jabs, getting those boosters in particular – and that’s what’s making a huge difference.

“According to some of the surveys I’ve seen, 90% of the patients in ICU are people who are not boosted. So, think about that. Think about the risk you’re running with your own health if you fail to get a booster.”

Additional reporting from PA.

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