UK: Johnson attends first party during lockdown – Europe – International
British Prime Minister, boris johnson, attends a party for the first time with the staff of their Downing Street office in May 2020 epidemic imprisonment, according to an investigation published this Thursday by the newspapers “The Guardian” and “The Independent”.
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Johnson attended a 15-minute social gathering with drinks that brought together about 20 staff members, following a press conference by the then health minister, Matt Hancock, to report on the spread of COVID-19, according to those media.
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At that stage of the pandemic, strict rules are in place England They allowed social encounters between two people from different family nuclei in an outdoor space, keeping a distance of at least two meters.
That same afternoon, the health minister asked the British to “stay at home as much as possible” and pleaded with them: “Please follow the rules, look after your family and don’t take any risks.”
According to sources cited by “The Independent,” Johnson told one of the participants in that alleged celebration they deserved a drink for “hit back” over the coronavirus.
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The revelation is the latest in several leaks about alleged violations of restrictions against the pandemic by personnel of the Prime Minister’s official office and those close to the government.
One of Johnson’s advisers, Allegra Stratton, resigned a week ago after a video surfaced acknowledging that there was a “party” in Downing Street in December last year, although the head of government insisted Said that the rules in force at that time were not to be broken.
Sean Bailey, the former Conservative Party candidate for mayor of London, has resigned from his position on city council this week after a photo circulated in which he is seen at the center of a large group of people during Christmas celebrations in 2020 , when the rules restricted encounter between people of different households.
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