A controversial high aide to Boris Johnson is the newest British authorities official to flout lockdown rules — however he hasn’t needed to resign.
Dominic Cummings traveled greater than 250 miles to his mother and father’ home on the finish of March in the course of the nationwide lockdown, the Related Press reported.
The UK has been below lockdown since March 23 with residents informed to shelter in place aside from important errands or train. Police visited Cummings in Durham, in northeast England, on March 31 after he was noticed at a property there however didn’t publicly report him on the time.
Cummings, 48, was one of many fundamental leaders behind Brexit and was later named Johnson’s high adviser.
Johnson’s workplace defended Cummings’ journey to Durham, the place his spouse apparently was, saying she was exhibiting signs of coronavirus. The workplace stated Cummings stayed in a home separate from his household and acted “moderately and legally.”
Two different U.Ok. officers, epidemiologist Neil Ferguson and Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood, each resigned their positions after being caught breaking lockdown rules.