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Sky News published this video item, entitled “BREAKING: Dominic Cummings on the “disaster” of the Barnard Castle episode” – below is their description.
Former government aide Dominic Cummings said the episode involving his trip to Durham and Barnard’s Castle at the height of the UK lockdown was a “major disaster for the government and for COVID policy” but that in fact, his family feared for their lives because of security threats.Sky News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Barnard Castle
Barnard Castle is a market town and tourist destination in Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is named after the castle around which it was built.
The Bowes Museum has what is considered to be the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, housed in a 19th-century French-style chateau. Its most famous exhibit is the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton.
Barnard Castle sits on the north bank of the River Tees, opposite Startforth and 21 miles (34 km) south-west of the county town of Durham. Nearby towns include Bishop Auckland to the north-east and Darlington to the east.
Barnard Castle’s largest single employer is GlaxoSmithKline, which has a manufacturing facility on the town outskirts.
The town became notorious in 2020 as the destination for a trip by the UK’s most senior political adviser, Dominic Cummings, which was judged to have broken lockdown rules and resulted in a public statement and widespread condemnation.
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.
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In This Story: Dominic Cummings
Dominic Cummings is a British political strategist who served as senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson from July 2019 until the Autumn of 2020.
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In This Story: Lockdown
During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.
3 Recent Items: Lockdown
In This Story: UK Lockdown
In an unprecedented step, the UK Government ordered all British people to “stay at home” on the evening of 23 March 2020, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak threatened to overwhelm it’s National Health Service (NHS). A second UK lockdown, with “stay at home” order was enacted by Parliament on Thursday 5th November 2020.