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UK PM under pressure to sack top aide for lockdown breach

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure to sack his top aide after reports emerged about him breaching the coronavirus stay-at-home lockdown rules by travelling to his parents home. Dominic Cummings, who is Johnson s Chief Strategy Adviser at No. 10 Downing Street, had developed coronavirus symptoms around the same time the UK Prime Minister tested positive for the deadly virus at the end of March. According to UK media reports, he and his wife travelled from London over 260 miles to his parents home in Durham, north-east England, during that time. The government s strict social distancing rules in place at the time called on people not to travel as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. And, the advice for anyone with coronavirus symptoms remains to self-isolate at home and not leave even for essential supplies for seven days. A member of the public is understood to have seen Cummings and made a complaint to the local Durham police, a joint ...

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