PM's top adviser Dominic Cummings staying on for now - BBC

FILE PHOTO: Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser Dominic Cummings is not leaving for now, despite the departure of a close colleague, BBC reported on Thursday.

"Dominic Cummings is NOT following Lee Cain out Number 10 door - PM's most senior advisor is staying on for now, despite departure of his close colleague, Mr Cain - understood to want to stay to work to combat coronavirus pandemic and in partic accelerate the mass testing programme", BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said in a tweet

Johnson’s director of communications Lee Cain had resigned on Wednesday.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill