British Prime Minister Johnson has said England's lockdown measures will be eased cautiously from Monday. However, the advisers warned that the system was not yet in full operation.
Dominic Cummings showed signs of coronavirus infection when he was seen with his wife and family at several different locations hundreds of miles from his home in London.
"In travelling to find the right kind of childcare, at the moment when both he and his wife were about to be incapacitated by coronavirus, and when he had no alternative - I think he followed the instincts of every father, and every parent."
The Guardian and Mirror newspapers reported that Cummings, who lives in London, was seen at the property in Durham, northeast England, at the end of March.
The dual announcements form part of a strategy to persuade the country that it’s safe to move on to the next stage of easing the Covid-19 lockdown, notably with the reopening of schools for some, but not all, younger children at the start of June.
Campaigners want an independent probe into the socio-economic issues that led to minorities being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
Health experts have said the world could be months, if not years, away from having a vaccine available to everyone despite the scientific gold rush now on to create a coronavirus vaccine — or vaccines.
A document outlining the UK government's plan for easing restrictions is confusing, hard to follow and potentially dangerous according to some critics.
British society needs to be reshaped in a more egalitarian manner that doesn't set up minorities as lambs to the slaughter.
The government's decision to replace its flagship "stay at home" slogan with "stay alert" drew criticism from opposition parties who argued that PM Johnson's new message is too ambiguous.
With close to 30,000 officially confirmed deaths from the coronavirus, the UK is now second only to the US.
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College London, steps down from his role as coronavirus adviser to Britain's government after reports surfaced saying he met a female friend.
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