British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's sister Rachel Johnson has defended journeys between her two residences during the COVID19 lockdown because she is classified a key worker as a journalist.
The 54 yrs old radio host is currently based in Somerset but drives up around 150 miles to London regulary for her show with LBC Radio.
According to The Sunday Mirror, Rachel would be seen as breaking the COVID19 lockdown rules as she sometimes then stays behind in her London home with her sons.
A spokes person for Rachel told the newspaper, In line with the majority of broadcasters she is afforded key worker status.
The spokesperson said, the show finishes at 7 pm. As it is a four hour journey back, she sometimes stays over. In line with the lockdown guidance, she makes a concerted effort to stay alert at all times.
The newspaper report of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's sister's alleged breach comes days after the United Kingdom PM's top aide Dominic Cummings dominated the headlines for a 260 mile drive from his London home to his farmer's farm in Durham at the peak of the lockdown at the end of the March.
Local Durham Police have since conducted an investigation into the issues and concluded that he did not commit any legal offence with that drive and termed a second shorter drive as a minor breach.
Downing street said the United Kingdom Prime Minister, who had defended his chief strategy adviser's actions as resonable given his childcare requirements, considers the matter closed after the police investigation.