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Coronavirus news - live: Dominic Cummings 'took two more trips during lockdown' in new blow to Boris Johnson, and Trump heads to golf course

The Independent logo The Independent 2 days ago Peter Stubley, Chiara Giordano
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Boris Johnson is facing renewed pressure to sack Dominic Cummings after it was reported his chief adviser had flouted lockdown rules at least twice in a month.

Labour and the SNP both demanded that the head of the civil service launch an urgent investigation into what appeared to be two separate 500-mile round trips between London and County Durham. Mr Cummings is also said to have enjoyed a sightseeing trip to another town 30 miles away.

Meanwhile the UK death toll rose by 282 in a day to 36,675, according to the latest government figures. And in the US, Donald Trump headed to the golf course as a large study into the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine suggested it is linked to an increased risk of death in hospitalised Covid-19 patients.

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