Boris Johnson’s prime adviser broke lockdown guidelines for a second time by visiting his parents 250 miles away.
Dominic Cummings is already the centre of a political storm after it emerged he made the journey to Durham along with his household whereas his spouse suffered from coronavirus signs. on April 14 he was seen returning to in Downing Street.
But just a few days afterward April 19 he was noticed again close to his parents’ dwelling on a stroll along with his spouse. One eyewitness at Houghall Woods stated the Brexiteer political strategist remarked: ‘Aren’t the bluebells beautiful?’
The Prime Minister has been below growing strain to sack Cummings however he is but to remark publicly on the matter. Downing Street stood by him after the primary go to to Durham, saying he acted ‘in line with coronavirus guidelines’ by driving to his parents to organise childcare in case he additionally fell unwell with Covid-19.
Several cupboard members jumped to his defence additionally, together with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who held an excruciating press convention this afternoon which was dominated by the scandal.
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Both of Cummings’ journeys had been made earlier than the primary steps in the direction of easing the lockdown had been made final week. According to Government steering, households ought to self-isolate for 14 days if somebody within the household has coronavirus signs.
In a speech on March 18 the Prime Minister stated: ‘Children should not be left with older grandparents, or older relatives, who may be particularly vulnerable or fall into some of the vulnerable groups’.
On March 30 Downing Street confirmed the PM’s head strategist had gone into self-isolation and stated he ‘has some symptoms’. But on April 5 a neighbour says they noticed him at his parents’ dwelling in Durham belting out Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ within the again backyard.
Durham Police have stated they spoke to him in regards to the matter, though Downing Street have denied this.
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