UK Junior Minister Ross steps down over cummings' lockdown rules breach

UK Junior Minister Ross steps down over cummings' lockdown rules breach
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Douglas Ross, a junior minister in the Scotland Office, has handed in his resignation over Dominic Cummings' refusal to follow the government's advice and breach of the lockdown rules. The official shared his resignation letter on his Twitter account, APA reports citing Sputnik.

He wrote on Twitter in this regard.

"I haven't commented publicly on the situation with Dominic Cummings as I have waited to hear the full details. I welcome the statement to clarify matters, but there remains aspects of the explanation which I have trouble with. As a result I have resigned as a government Minister", the tweet reads.

Note that Aide to British PM Johnson, Dominic Cummings, has found himself at the epicentre of a scandal following a report by The Guardian that the official violated the nation's lockdown rules twice in March and April by driving his wife, with COVID-19 symptoms to his parents' house in northeast England.

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