Dominic Cummings says he does not “regret” driving from London to County Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, saying he believes he behaved “reasonably”.
In an unique news conference in Downing Street, the prime minister’s senior adviser (Mr. Dominic Cummings) said, he made the 260-mile journey with his family at the end of March after he developed coronavirus symptoms because of fears over a lack of childcare if he became harmed with the virus, and worries about his family’s safety.
Mr. Dominic Cummings supposed that after staying in his parents’ farm for about 15 days, him together with wife and child decided to go for a “test drive” to Barnard Castle, which was just 30 minutes away to be sure if he was fit to drive after developing COVID-19 symptoms.
In addition, he said: “My wife was very worried, particularly as my eyesight seemed to have been affected by the disease”. “She did not want to risk a nearly 300-mile drive with our child given how ill I had been.”
Mr. Cummings said a stranger spotted them but none of the family went near the person and he followed social distancing measures.