Boris Johnson defends his consultant who travelled during lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended one of his consultants, Dominic Cummings who, while the country is in lockdown,  travelled from London to County Durham despite having Coronavirus symptoms. Johnson said he believes his consultant had no other choice and that for him, he acted responsibly. Various members of his own party, however, have said that Cummings should resign.

The Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer said that the fact that Johnson took no action against Cummings is an insult to the British people who have made so many sacrifices because of Covid 19. Allegations were also made that Cummings took a second trip outside London. However,  Johnson said that these allegations are false.

Meanwhile Johnson declared that parents and teachers should prepare for schools to gradually re-open from 1 June, as planned. He also announced that 118 other people have died from Covid-19, bringing the death toll to over 36,700.

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