After PM Johnson tests positive, top adviser sprints from Downing Street

UK

FILE PHOTO: Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaves his home, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser sprinted out of Downing Street on Friday shortly after his boss revealed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Dominic Cummings, dressed in a green rain coat and with a rucksack over his shoulder, was shown on television running from Downing Street.

It was not immediately clear why Cummings was running. Downing Street did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper

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