May 24, 2020 / 4:44 PM / 2 months ago

UK PM Johnson says adviser's lockdown drive was understandable

Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his house in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the actions of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a journey made during lockdown, were understandable.

Johnson’s office has said Cummings made a 400-km (250 mile) journey to ensure his 4-year-old son could be properly cared for as his wife was ill with COVID-19.

“I think that what they did was totally understandable,” Johnson said at a news conference on Sunday.

“I think any father, any parent would frankly understand what he did and I certainly do.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Andy Bruce; writing by Costas Pitas

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