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A timeline of Dominic Cummings’ movements

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Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules by leaving London to travel to his family's home in Durham, according to reports.

Here is a timeline of Mr Cummings' movements since lockdown.

23 March

Image: Boris Johnson addresses the nation from Downing Street. Pic: Andrew Parsons

Strict lockdown rules are imposed which mean people can only leave their houses for essential travel.

In a TV address to the nation, Boris Johnson says people must stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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27 March

Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock are confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Mr Cummings is seen running along Downing Street shortly after the prime minister posts a video saying he has contracted the virus.

Dominic Cummings seen running from the door of number 10 Downing Street
Image: Dominic Cummings seen running from 10 Downing Street

Weekend of 28 and 29 March

Over this weekend, Mr Cummings is said to have developed coronavirus symptoms.

30 March

Downing Street confirms Mr Cummings is self-isolating after developing symptoms of the virus.

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31 March

According to a joint investigation by The Guardian and the Daily Mirror, Mr Cummings travelled to his family's farm in Durham – and it was on this date that Mr Cummings' family were spoken to by the police.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: "On Tuesday, March 31, our officers were made aware of reports that an individual had travelled from London to Durham and was present at an address in the city.

"Officers made contact with the owners of that address who confirmed that the individual in question was present and was self-isolating in part of the house.

"In line with national policing guidance, officers explained to the family the arrangements around self-isolation guidelines and reiterated the appropriate advice around essential travel."

14 April

Mr Cummings is pictured in Downing Street after recovering from coronavirus.

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