British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to attend a meeting. File photo
A top adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced fresh allegations Sunday that he had breached coronavirus lockdown rules for the second time.
The British government had on Saturday rejected calls to sack Dominic Cummings over allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the country while displaying symptoms of the disease.
Cummings, who announced he was suffering from coronavirus symptoms on March 30, was seen with his young son close to his parents' home in Durham, northeastern England, more than 250 miles (400 kilometres) away from his London home on March 31.
The Observer and Sunday Mirror reported that he had broken lockdown restrictions again and was seen in Durham a second time on April 19, days after he had returned to work in London following his first trip north, quoting witnesses.
Another witness told the papers Cummings was also spotted in the town of Barnard Castle, 30 kilometres from Durham, on April 12.
After defending Cummings against calls for his resignation, Downing Street late Saturday said it "would not waste time" responding to the fresh allegations.Agence France-Presse
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fight on Wednesday to defend his premiership after it was revealed a “bring your own bottle” gathering was held at his official residence during the first coronavirus lockdown.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition was said to be "improving" on Wednesday, as he spent a third day in intensive care battling the coronavirus.
Johnson's three-tier system, announced in parliament, is an attempt to standardise a patchwork of often complicated and confusing restrictions imposed across England.
"This is not a bubble story. Real people are furious, because they have been doing the right thing and isolating," the minister said. A second unnamed minister cited by the newspaper said that retaining the adviser was "increasingly" looking as a "sign of weakness".
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Of those hurt in the accident, 138 sustained minor injuries and a further 24 were still in hospital, the health ministry said. The blast blew out the windows of several houses in the surrounding area and damaged their interiors.
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The meeting addressed cooperation between the UAE and the Comoros and opportunities to advance ties in the economic, trade, investment, and development fields to achieve the aspirations of the two countries and peoples.