Dominic Cummings: Prime minister's chief adviser isolating due to coronavirus symptoms

THE prime minister’s top adviser is self-isolating after showing symptoms of coronavirus, according to government sources.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 11:20 am
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 11:32 am

Dominic Cummings is self-isolating at home, following in the footsteps of the prime minister himself and health secretary Matt Hancock – both of whom have tested positive for the virus.

According to The Independent, Mr Cummings fell ill during the weekend, but is staying in contact with those at Downing Street.

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty is also self-isolating due to symptoms.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson, who is working from 11 Downing Street and attending meetings via video link, continues to run the country from his office.

Should his condition deteriorate, foreign secretary Dominic Raab will assume the position of deputy PM.

Mr Cummings was the mastermind behind Vote Leave's messaging during the Brexit referendum.

He was last seen running out of Number 10 shortly after Mr Johnson posted a video message on Friday announcing he had tested positive.