Boris Johnson covid announcement – Scotland Yard IS looking at boozy Downing Street lockdown party after email leak

MET POLICE will be looking into reports of boozy lockdown garden party at Downing Street during the 2020 lockdown after the leak of an email invitation.

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are alleged to have attended the “bring your own booze” bash in the garden behind No10 in May, 2020.

An email invite appears to have been sent out by the PM’s Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds to more than 100 employees at No10, including advisors, speech-writers and door staff.

The email, published by ITV News, said: “After what has been an incredibly busy period, it would be nice to make the most of the lovely weather and have some socially distanced drinks in the No10 garden this evening.

“Please join us from 6pm and bring your own booze!”

The Met police have said they are speaking to the Cabinet Office about the possible breach of lockdown rules.

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    Garden party (Continued…)

    Less than an hour earlier, Minister Oliver Dowden had told the public at the daily press conference to stick to meeting in pairs outdoors.

    Ex-aide Dominic Cummings alleged the PM and his wife Carrie attended the bash — which is now being investigated by top civil servant bulldog Sue Gray.

    The Met police have said they are speaking to the Cabinet Office about the possible breach of lockdown rules.

    A spokesperson said: “The Metropolitan Police Service is aware of widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches of the Health Protection Regulations at Downing Street on 20 May 2020 and is in contact with the Cabinet Office.”

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    PM and Carrie ‘attended “bring your own booze” garden party’

    Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are alleged to have attended the “bring your own booze” bash in the garden behind No10 in May, 2020.

    At that time, people were only allowed to meet in pairs outdoors. But it is understood around 40 people gathered in the garden, along with the Prime Minister, enjoying drinks and picnic food.

    An email invite was sent out by the PM’s Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds to more than 100 employees at No10, including advisors, speech-writers and door staff.

    The email, published by ITV News, said: “After what has been an incredibly busy period, it would be nice to make the most of the lovely weather and have some socially distanced drinks in the No10 garden this evening.

    “Please join us from 6pm and bring your own booze!”

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    Man, 51, dies from Covid because he was too scared of needles

    Stewart Gilray, 51, lost his battle for life after the virus attacked his lungs – and now widow Bec has urged Brits to get the jab, even if they’re nervous.

    The veteran games creator, who lived in Aberdeen, Scotland, was part of the industry for over three decades before he passed away.

    Stewart told pals on social media that he contracted the virus last month. He was admitted to hospital on December 20.

    The dad-of-two then sadly died last week.

    Bec told the Daily Record: “Stewart had a serious fear of needles. In all seriousness, in 25 years he had one blood test.

    “He avoided trying to go to the doctor’s in case they ever needed to draw blood, but the truth is Stewart wasn’t poorly in the 25 years I knew him.

    “He was fit – he could have lost a stone or two like the rest of us – but he genuinely believed he was going to survive this virus because he was healthy.

    “Before he was intubated he said to me: ‘There’s nothing to worry about. I’m going to be fine. I just need a little rest.'”

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    Boris wants to follow science on Covid – science says it’s time to start dismantling ‘Plan B’

    This is a comment piece by Iain Duncan Smith

    THE past two years have undoubtedly been tough for the nation, with so many of us experiencing bereavement.

    But we can be cheered that, thanks to our world-beating vaccine programme, recent statistics show the virus is finally in retreat.

    Data released by the UK Health Security Agency yesterday shows cases dropped by close to ten per cent in a week to 142,224, falling for a fifth day in a row.

    Now it’s time to start to plan, with some degree of urgency, about how we live with Covid and get on with our lives.

    Some good ideas are already being aired — and should be enacted.

    We should cut the time people have to self-isolate. Reducing it to five days seems sensible. It is the current ten-day requirement (seven if testing negative) that is leading to a shortage of doctors and nurses in hospitals and other key workers.

    Next, we need to start the process of dismantling “Plan B” and getting people back to their offices, instead of working from home.

    This is not just so companies can thrive again but, importantly, for their workers’ mental health and wellbeing.

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    New Omicron epicentre emerges

    A NEW Omicron epicentre has emerged and this interactive map reveals if your local area is a hotspot for infections.

    Coronavirus cases have risen in 242 areas in the last seven days and there are five areas where infections have climbed at a rapid rate.

    Cases have fallen in just 134 areas in the seven days to January 7 and the map above shows current infection rates, with an epicentre of infections forming in the North East of England.

    Derry City & Strabane in Northern Ireland continues to have the highest rate of Covid infections in the UK, with 6,065 new cases in the seven days to January 6, the equivalent of 4,013.7 per 100,000 people.

    This is up from a rate of 3,777.4 for the seven days to December 30.

    Fermanagh & Omagh in Northern Ireland has the second highest rate, up from 2,922.4 to 3,309.3, with 3,883 new cases.

    Figures for Northern Ireland as a whole show that six additional deaths were recorded yesterday, with a further 2,706 cases.

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