Cummings did not break any rules: UK PM office resists calls to take action over lockdown drive

WION Web Team London, United Kingdom May 23, 2020, 05.26 PM(IST)

Dominic Cummings Photograph:( Reuters )

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'At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported. His actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines,' official stated.

Amid the controversy of Boris Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings, the officials have now stated that the adviser did not break any lockdown rules.

"I can tell you that the PM provides Mr Cummings with his full support," Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told reporters.

"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.

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"At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported. His actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines. Mr. Cummings believes he behaved reasonably and legally," the spokesman continued.

This comes after the opposition, Labour party, demanded a 'swift explanation' and sacking of the adviser, as they believed that Dominic Cummings broke the COVID-19 lockdown rules, as he 400kms from London to Durham during while he had coronavirus symptoms.

The opposition also stated that the government cannot have different rules for the public and different for the officials.