British PM's former top adviser says early COVID-19 plan was a "disaster"


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  • Sunday, 23 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: Former special advisor to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, is seen outside of his house, in London, Britain, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's early plan to combat COVID-19 was a "disaster" and "awful decisions" led to the government imposing lockdowns that could have been avoided, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former top adviser said.

Dominic Cummings, who left Johnson's staff late last year, made his comments in a series of tweets just days before he is due to give evidence to members of parliament about the government's handling of the pandemic.

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