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UK Government defends Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip away from home | Coronavirus

Dominic Cummings had to travel to Durham because that’s where his family was, Grant Shapps says.

He needed that support network in order for people to drop shopping off for him.

Dr Jenny Harries appeared to go against the Government line that Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham was within the guidance. She said:

“The scientific and medical advice to take people out of the public domain.”

“The advice is you self isolate at home, your family self isolate with you, and that’s very clear.”

Read more about what Grant Shapps said about his chief adviser’s trip to Durham:

Asked if Boris Johnson knew about his chief adviser’s trip, Grant Shapps said: “The important thing is that people remain in the same place when they’re isolating.

“The Prime Minister would know he was staying put.”

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