The British government is facing intense criticism and pressure to explain allegations that prime minister Boris Johnson attended a social gathering in the Downing Street garden on 20 May 2020 when the rest of the country was in the grip of Covid-19 restrictions.

The latest in a slew of similar accusations to surface in the UK press alleges that at least 40 people attended the garden party, where they had food and drinks, at the prime minister’s official residence. EFE