Boris Johnson's father Stanley faces a £ 200 fine after being seen shopping at his local newsagent WITHOUT a face mask
- Stanley Johnson was caught in a newspaper shop in West London without a face mask
- Arrives just a few months after flying to his Greek villa despite travel warnings
- Today the Prime Minister asked the British public to follow instructions.
Boris Johnson's father faces a £ 200 fine after breaking coronavirus rules and shopping without a face mask.
79-year-old Stanley Johnson, who flew to his Greek villa a few months ago despite the pandemic travel warnings, was spotted without a face covering while looking for a newspaper in his local newspaper shops in west London on Tuesday.
The scenes come after the Prime Minister today urged the UK public to follow instructions and urged people to wear a mask in shops and public transport during a press conference on Downing Street.
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".
Stanley Johnson, 79, was spotted with no face covering when buying a newspaper from a newspaper shop in west London on Tuesday
He told The Mirror: “I may not have been 100 percent up to date, but this was my first day in England in three weeks, not England.
& # 39; So they (the rules) may have changed during that time. I'm not really that big of a shopper.
"I am very sorry for the slip and I want to urge absolutely everyone to do everything possible to make sure they follow the rules on masks and social distancing."
The scenes come just months after the Prime Minister faced an angry backlash after his father was flown to his four-bed home in Greece – ignoring the Foreign Office's instructions that no one should travel unless it is essential.
Although the government advised against all travel down to the essentials, Mr Johnson claimed he had to "prove" his villa before the rental season began.
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 banning is people coming from the UK on direct flights."
The scenes come after the Prime Minister today urged the UK public to follow instructions and urged people to wear masks in shops and public transport
local people claimed he came to the area in a private car after documenting his controversial trip from the UK on social media and sharing a video taken from an airplane and a selfie showing his face covered in a white mask.
When he was later confronted with In the international media in Pelion, a visibly unsettled Mr Johnson said he was unaware of the outcry in Great Britain over his escape.
"It's true, I took the pictures," he said. “But I didn't set it up in a spirit of defiance…. I certainly had no intention of provoking anyone. & # 39;
Today Boris Johnson asked the British to follow the guidelines to avoid a second "more expensive" national lockdown.
He said, “Just let me tell you what I said to everyone, everyone should follow the instructions.
When you consider, do this not just to protect your neighbor, but ultimately when someone to whom you could pass the disease could infect someone you love. It is absolutely vital that we stop the disease from spreading. & # 39;
He added, “Wear a mask in the recommended manner when transporting.
"And remember, the fines are now very heavy and will be imposed."
Last week the Prime Minister announced that fines for lack of a face mask would rise to £ 200 and become mandatory for bar staff, vendors, waiters and taxi drivers.
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