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Former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings has alleged a social event which took place in No 10 on 20 May 2020 may have broken Covid rules.

In his blog, he said a “senior No 10 official” invited people to “socially distanced drinks” in the garden.

Mr Cummings said he and another adviser had warned that this could be against the rules but were told the event had gone ahead.

Downing Street has been approached for comment.

But the BBC understands the alleged event will be investigated by a senior civil servant.

The first coronavirus lockdown was introduced in England in late March and were slowly relaxed in May 2020, but it was not until 1 June that people were allowed

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