Boris Johnson confused by his own COVID-19 restrictions
The Prime Minster apologised after giving the wrong answer to a question about COVID-19 restrictions in the North East.
Boris Johnson incorrectly said people could ignore the 'rule of six' restrictions when meeting outdoors.
He later tweeted that those in the North East should also "avoid socialising with other households outside".
With infections, confusion and anger on the rise in Britain, the UK prime minister has tried to clarify his government's coronavirus strategy.
Boris Johnson spoke on a day the country recorded more than 7,000 new infections.
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