UK says PM’s adviser Cummings did not break lockdown guidelines

Reuters | May 23, 2020 at 9:38 AM

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - The British government said on Saturday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings did not break coronavirus lockdown guidelines when he took a journey of 400 km while he had COVID-19 symptoms.

"Owing to his wife being infected with suspected coronavirus and the high likelihood that he would himself become unwell, it was essential for Dominic Cummings to ensure his young child could be properly cared for," a Downing Street spokesman said.