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UK PM Johnson considered COVID-19 a 'scare story' like swine flu: Cummings

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    Published: 2021-05-26 16:37:41 BdST

Dominic Cummings, former special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, arrives at the Portcullis House, in London, Britain, May 26, 2021. REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson considered COVID-19 to be a 'scare story' in February 2020, his former top aide Dominic Cummings told parliament on Wednesday.

"The basic thought was that in February the prime minister regarded this as just a scare story... he described it as the new swine flu," Cummings told lawmakers.