Dominic Cummings' wife reported extensively on the family's coronavirus torture – but did not mention that they had banned the trip from London to Durham.
Journalist Mary Wakefield announced that 48-year-old No. 10 chief Mr. Cummings was bedridden for 10 days in late March after he "collapsed" and "had cramps" with the disease.
Despite the claim that the couple traveled 260 miles to gain access to childcare, the article Ms. Wakefield wrote to the viewer last month said that she was cared for by her young son.
And there was a strong impression that the family had stayed in the capital, saying that Mr. Cummings "hurried home" when she first developed symptoms, and that she was "out of quarantine into the almost weird uncertainty of the London blockade emerged ".
Mr. Cummings with his wife Mary in front of their London home last year after starting to work for Mr. Johnson
Timeline of Cummings & # 39; Lockdown Disregard
March 23 Boris Johnson announces suspension.
27th of March: On the same day, the Prime Minister tested positive for coronavirus. His best aide runs down Downing Street to get home to his wife Mary Wakefield.
She later wrote in The Spectator that Mr. Cummings hurried home to take care of her when she developed symptoms.
March 28 and 29: Mr. Downings develops symptoms of the disease over the weekend, Downing Street confirms. Ms. Wakefield said he felt "weird".
He reportedly collapsed before spending ten days bedridden with high fever, cramps, and difficulty breathing.
March 31: The government adviser was in Durham, according to an investigation, and the police confirmed that she had visited a person who had traveled to the city from London to isolate herself.
April 5: Mr. Cummings is said to be discovered by a witness at his parents' home near Durham at 5.45 p.m. with a child who is believed to be his son. That same evening, Scotland's chief physician Catherine Calderwood resigns because she broke the blocking rules for visiting her second home.
April 14: The Prime Minister's aide is being photographed for the first time since his recovery by the Coronavirus on Downing Street.
Boris Johnson was warned today that he could not request that his right-hand man be fired for violating the blocking rules by traveling to his parents' Durham farm to isolate himself.
He was discovered by a witness at the property's gate, with Abba's dancing queen playing loudly.
The bombings triggered allegations of hypocrisy with Mr. Cummings' position, which was classified as "unsustainable", and signs of unrest among Tory MPs.
Dorset Police and Criminal Investigation Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, warned this morning that the blatant injury was being thrown at officials when they tried to hold back sun-hungry visitors on what is likely to be a hot holiday weekend.
But extraordinarily, sources near Mr. Cummings claimed that he was "not remotely concerned" about the storm caused by his actions and that there was "no chance" that he would resign. No10 has refused to officially comment despite questions about what Mr. Johnson knew and when. The Prime Minister's official spokesman at the time told reporters that Mr. Cummings was isolating "at home."
MPs said the silence showed that Downing Street was in a "cover-up" and "gave no monkeys" to the public, while Dave Penman, chairman of the FDA civil service union, said stone walls were the "Modus Operandi." "from number 10 and it is" not good enough ".
Sources said the number 10 48-year-old staff member made the 264-mile trip northeast so that his sister could take care of his little son if he and his wife, who both had symptoms, did not take care of him could. They insisted that Mr. Cummings and his wife live in a separate property and had no contact.
Mr. Cummings is free for 14 days, twice as long as usual in quarantine, which raises questions about his health. But No. 10 insisted that he be in contact with employees on Downing Street.
Mr. Cummings and Ms. Wakefield married in 2011. Mary is a journalist for the Spectator and the daughter of Sir Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, owner of Chillingham Castle and friend of Prince Philip.
In her report, Ms. Wakefield said her husband ran home after her illness. "But 24 hours later he said" I feel weird ".
For ten days he lay day after day with a high fever and cramps that made the muscles in his legs clump and twitch. He could breathe, but only in a limited and shallow manner, ”she wrote.
& # 39; After a week we reached the highest corona uncertainty. The sixth day is a turning point, I was told: Then either it will be better or you will go to the intensive care unit.
“But did Dom fight the Beetle or did he go to a ventilator? Who knew? I sat on his bed staring at his chest, trying to count his breaths per minute.
"The little oxygen reader we bought from Amazon indicated that he should be in the hospital, but his lips weren't blue and he could speak in full sentences, such as," Please stop staring at my chest , Sweetheart. "
Despite the suggestion that the couple went to Durham for childcare, Ms. Wakefield said Ceddy "" administered "Mr. Cummings Ribena with the" grim persistence of a Broadmoor nurse.
"This could be my only useful advice to other double Covid parents or single mothers with preschoolers," she wrote.
»Take out the medical equipment and make it your child's job to measure your temperature. Every game you lie down in is a good game. & # 39;
At the end of her ordeal, Ms. Wakefield said that they were out of quarantine and into the "insecurity of the London block".
& # 39; After the uncertainty of the error itself, we got out of quarantine into the almost weird uncertainty of the London lock. Everything and its opposite seems to be true. People are afraid and calm. It is spring and not. Queuing is an agony and the most fun you'll have all day.