Coronavirus Scotland: Further 18 people die in Scotland from Covid-19 as total death toll hits 2291

In an unprecedented move the Prime Minister gave Cummings the platform of the Downing Street press briefing to issue a lengthy defence which focused on his decisions as a concerned parent and husband. Cummings confirmed that he left London with his ill wife and child and that he went for a drive and a walk in Barnard Castle, 30 miles from self-isolation, while he was in Durham.