British PM Backs Key Advisor Amid Travel Controversy

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The British Prime Minister is defending his key advisor who’s accused of travelling during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Cummings travelled 400 kilometres to the country’s north-east, despite the government’s warning to stay at home.

Mr Cummings says he made the trip with his family, over fears his wife was showing symptoms of the disease.

Boris Johnson says he did the right thing for his family.

“It was reasonable of him to self-isolate as he did for 14 days or more with his family, where he did,” says Mr Johnson.

Meantime, Mr Johnson has announced the reopening of primary schools from the start of next month.

A staggered approach will be adopted to resume full-time learning from June 1, as part of the government’s move to phase two of the coronavirus response.

Mr Johnson says the government is exercising caution.

“In line with the approach being taken in many other countries, we want to start getting our children back into the classroom in a way that is as manageable and as safe as possible,” he says.

 

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