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U.K. Police Find Downing Street Parties Broke Covid Rules

  • Metropolitan Police recommend 20 fines, with probe ongoing
  • Johnson’s spokesman says premier has not received a penalty
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U.K. police said they will recommend 20 fines for staff and officials close to Boris Johnson over parties during the pandemic, which broke rules imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The individuals -- who London’s Metropolitan Police did not identify -- will be the first to be handed so-called fixed penalty notices over the events, which took place in the heart of the British government while the rest of England was restricted from socializing in groups due to Covid-19.