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Boris Johnson's father Stanley is caught violating the Covid mask rules for the second time in a week


Boris Johnson's father Stanley is caught violating Covid mask rules for the SECOND time in a week after he was spotted reading a book at Athens airport with a blanket under his chin

  • 80-year-old Stanley Johnson was spotted at Athens airport with his face mask pulled down
  • Witnesses said he also violated socially distant rules at the Greek airport
  • Mr Johnson was seen without a mask out shopping in London last week

Boris Johnson's father was caught violating the rules for wearing coronavirus masks for the second time in a week.

The Prime Minister's father, Stanley, 80, was seen reclining in an airport chair while reading a book last Sunday with the mask pulled all the way over his face.

He was waiting for a plane in Athens, Greece, where the law requires masks to be worn in public places.

Mr Johnson had spent three weeks at his Greek villa before openly breaking the rules while waiting for a plane to take him back to the UK.

The Prime Minister's father, Stanley, 80, was seen leaning back in an airport chair while reading a book last Sunday with the mask pulled all the way down his face

It comes just days after it was revealed that he went shopping without a mask.

Airport witnesses also alleged that Mr Johnson broke social distancing rules.

One told The Daily Star, "I first noticed Stanley because he was sitting too close to me at the gate that I had to shuffle across the seats to maintain social distance – then I noticed that he was not wearing his mask properly .

"I find his behavior shocking as he is the prime minister's father who is currently enforcing these rules."

On Wednesday he was photographed shopping at his local newsagent without any face covering.

It comes just days after it was revealed that he went shopping without a mask

It comes just days after it was revealed that he went shopping without a mask

After being caught red-handed without a mask, the prime minister's father admitted he "may not be 100 percent up to date" as the rules have just returned from abroad and said he was "extreme Sad".

He apologized for the mistake and said he "may not be 100 percent" up to date with the virus restrictions.

Stanley faced an angry backlash earlier this year after his father was flown to his four-bed home in Greece. He ignored the Foreign Office's instructions that no one should travel unless it was essential.

Mr Johnson claimed he had to "Covid Prove" his villa before the rental season began.

After being caught red-handed without a mask, the prime minister's father admitted he "may not be 100 percent up to date" as the rules had just returned from abroad and said he was "extreme Sad".

After being caught red-handed without a mask, the prime minister's father admitted he "may not be 100 percent up to date" as the rules have just returned from abroad and said he was "extreme Sad".

The retired Tory MEP told the local and international press: “There is no question that I am breaking the law. The tourism minister here has my papers.

"The Greek government has always made it absolutely clear that the only thing they are prohibiting is people coming from the UK on direct flights."

Locals claimed he came to the area by private car after documenting his controversial trip from the UK on social media and sharing a video of himself on a plane and a selfie.

When confronted with international media later in Pelion, Mr Johnson said he was unaware of the outcry in Britain over his escape.

A Greek police source told The Daily Star: “It doesn't matter who you are, celebrity or no. We are all doing our best to stop the virus from spreading and we will be very tough on those who don't listen.

"He's not above the law and we won't hesitate to arrest and punish anyone who comes here."

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