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Coronavirus UK: City Council claims Covid-19 is a fake virus that does NOT exist


A city councilor claiming Covid-19 is a "fake virus" that doesn't exist has compared life under lockdown restrictions to "life in North Korea".

Irene Hewitson, an independent member of Great Aycliffe City Council in Co Durham, said she will believe the coronavirus exists "if my neighbors, relatives, friends and workers around me die".

At an anti-lockdown rally in Durham city center, the outspoken city council compared the virus to the flu and suggested the pandemic would be over "if people turn off their televisions and just take off their masks".

“We're being locked up for a fake virus. I don't think the virus exists, ”Cllr Hewitson, 63, told ChronicleLive yesterday. “When my neighbors, relatives, friends and workers die around me, I will believe it is true.

“I have a friend who works at Nightingale Hospital who has never had a patient. They cleaned a hospital for six months. It's absolutely disgusting.

"My granddaughter goes dancing, she goes ice-skating – everything she enjoys goes ahead – and yet Boris can still hunt and shoot, it's absolutely disgusting."

The Byerley Park, Horndale & Cobblers Hall City Council outbreak came during an anti-lockdown protest in Durham's Market Place yesterday.

Few opponents of the government's pandemic policy were present at the rally, organized by Geza Tarjanyi, who protested for months in front of Downing Street.

Cllr Hewitson, who lives in Newton Aycliffe, added, “I think if people turn off their televisions and just take off their masks and go back to normal, the virus is gone.

“I'm 63 years old and I've never worn a mask, I've never used hand sanitiser, and I've never had a day sickness. And I won't because I build immunity when there's a little virus out there like the flu.

“People have to wake up quickly because soon we will no longer have any jobs, no social life, no life at all. It will be like living in North Korea. & # 39;

A spokesman for Great Aycliffe City Council declined to comment.

At an anti-lockdown rally in Durham city center, the outspoken city council compared the virus to the flu and suggested the pandemic would be over "if people turn off their televisions and just take off their masks".

Durham is currently under Tier 2 suspension, which bans households and support bubbles from meeting indoors.

However, separate households can meet outdoors and in public gardens as long as they are two meters apart.

1,725 ​​students and 20 employees at Durham University have now tested positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of the semester.

Mr Tarjanyi has questioned the success and purpose of the Covid-19 restrictions that have been put in place in the stated attempt to suppress the virus.

He was holding a white flag with the word "TRUTH" in his hand and gave a half-hour speech branding Prime Minister Boris Johnson a traitor, local media reported.

He asked the small crowd in the marketplace to put a white flag in front of their stores to show their support before telling them, “Believe me folks, we are very, very close to overthrowing this government, the police know, the judges know, the country knows, and even Boris Johnson knows.

"We're going to stay strong now, we have to believe in people like me now who are telling you the truth."

Several police officers were seen in the market square, watching the event.

A group of 50 MPs from the constituencies of the “Red Wall” called for a lockdown exit strategy for the biggest Tory challenge for Boris Johnson's election since the general election.

The Northern Research Group of Conservative Backbenchers has written to Mr Johnson warning that the Covid-19 crisis threatens his promise to “level” the country and send the north in the opposite direction.

The group, led by former Minister Jake Berry, wants the Prime Minister to publish a "clear roadmap" for Tier 3 areas to end the lockdown, as well as an economic recovery plan for the north of England.