Dominic Cummings says he ‘behaved reasonably and legally’ by leaving home during lockdown | Covid-19

Dominic Cummings warned journalists to observe social distancing outside his home in London today, as questions were raised over his decision to travel to Durham when he had Covid-19 symptoms.

Dominic Cummings has insisted ‘I behaved reasonbly and legally’ by leaving his London home when he had coronavirus symptoms to stay with his family.

When asked by reporters if his trip to Durham during lockdown looked good, he said: “Who cares about good looks. It’s a question of doing the right thing. It’s not about what you guys think.”

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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.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • Confusion and frustration over Canada’s border reopening plans as travel rules ease
  • NSW new restrictions and 16 cases, Queensland closes border to Sydney hotspots | 9 News Australia
  • 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

  • Blood clots ‘less likely’ after second AstraZeneca dose, Sydney on lockdown watch | 9 News Australia
  • New COVID lockdown concerns as states assess NSW outbreak | Sunrise
  • Friends of Nikki Grahame begged hospital not to send her home hours before she died | ITV News
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