Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

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  • In the United Kingdom, a political storm is intensifying over a top government adviser’s cross-country trip, taken while he thought he might be infected with COVID-19 and while the entire country was in lockdown.

    Dominic Cummings has enraged the public further with his unapologetic response to the outcry over his actions, instead justifying what he did. Conservative party leaders have also defended Cummings.
    Meanwhile, other European countries are starting to open up after their lockdowns and to figure out what life will look like from now on.

    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London, UK.

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    During the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic, Cummings became mired in controversy after driving from London to County Durham with suspected Covid-19, while the nation was locked down, before making another trip to Barnard Castle on the Easter weekend. He was forced to explain in a press conference in May.

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