Coronavirus: Britain says ‘move on’ to outrage over PM adviser ‘trip’ during lockdown

Dominic Cummings, political advisor to Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (File photo: AP)

The British government said on Wednesday that it was time to move on after Prime Minister Boris
Johnson’s senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dominic Cummings has refused to quit after it was revealed that he had driven from London to northern England in March with his 4-year-old son and his wife, who was sick at the time, to be
close to relatives. Johnson has backed his adviser.

“Now I think is the time for us all to move on,” Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told the BBC.

“That’s not to say this isn’t an important issue or that people don’t care a great deal about it but I think there is a lot more that we need to focus on now, like the virus and the economy,” he added.

Jenrick said there would be no official review of fines imposed on ordinary people who had travelled with their family during the lockdown.

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