UK PM Boris Johnson backs top aide after lockdown revelations

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    Dominic Cummings travelled from London to northeast England at the end of March, while suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
    The revelation has set off a storm of criticism, with many calling on Cummings to resign.

    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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