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Boris Johnson has told MPs he attended an event at Downing Street Gardens in May 2020 in breach of COVID-19 restrictions.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted that he went to a garden party at his Downing Street residence during the coronavirus lockdown in May 2020, in breach of the government’s own pandemic rules.

Speaking to Britain’s parliament on Wednesday, Johnson said he wanted to “apologise” to the British people for his actions.

The prime minister said he entered the garden to thank his staff and returned to his office 25 minutes later. In hindsight, he said, he should have called for the event to be stopped.

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