Retired GP, who confessed to breaking Covid rules to hug a widow whose husband died from cancer during the pandemic, said that most people who ignore social distancing regulations were doing so to help others and not have a party.

Dr. Prit Buttar returned to work during the pandemic and said he was prompted by news about parties at No10 to share his Twitter account. This is because he thought it demonstrated a huge disconnection’ to the daily lives of people. 

BBC reported that the GP had retired near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway in 2016, and continued working part-time throughout the region up to 2019.

He volunteered his services to the local vaccination clinics and established Covid hubs when the pandemic began.

When asked how Covid social distance measures were broken to help a grieving widow, the man said that he was in one of Covid vaccine clinics when a receptionist approached him and asked if he could accommodate someone who had been due to arrive a few days earlier but missed her appointment.

“Of course we said that was fine. When she arrived, she was in her 60s to early 70s. I don’t recall the details. She was so sorry she wasted her appointment. We reassured her that we had apologised and she repeated her apology.

Retired GP Dr Priti Buttar who went back to work to help during the pandemic has tweeted that he broke Covid rules to hug a woman whose husband had died of cancer

Doctor Priti Buttar, a retired GP who returned to work during the pandemic, tweeted that he had broken Covid rules by hugging a wife whose husband died from cancer.

Dr. Buttar explained that the woman said that her husband and she had relocated from England and Scotland shortly before the pandemic. The man was later diagnosed with cancer.

The woman told him that her father had passed away a week earlier than she arrived at the vaccine clinic.

He stated that his only son was born in England, and that Covid had been recently diagnosed in his wife. Therefore it was not possible for him to travel.

“Because her husband was so involved in the care of the family over the last year, she hadn’t had the chance to meet local people. This situation became worse after the first lockdown.

“So, she was left to deal with her husband’s funeral and death arrangements and completely forgot about her vaccine appointment. She said, “I am so sorry,” she continued.

“So, I chose to disregard social distancing. I lean forward and place my arms around her.

“She hugged me tightly and wept. This was her first embrace since my father’s death.

“I am sure that others have similar stories. These are the stories of ordinary people who endured lockdowns, and sometimes the horrible pain they caused.

“They suffered loss, heartbreak, and loneliness with stoicism. They also resigned to their fate. After all, weren’t we all in this together?

“And while they were doing this, other government officials behaved like the rules did not apply to them.”

Boris Johnson, who admitted that he attended the ‘Bring Your Own Booze’ party in Downing Street’ garden last week, was also accompanied by his Twitter post. Johnson said that he “believed implicitly” it was a work event. 

It was revealed Friday that there had been two parties to leave on April 16th, 2021.

There are reports that they merged and continued to meet in Downing Street’s garden after midnight.

BBC interviewer Dr. Buttar said that he had shared his personal story via Twitter to highlight the hardships of ordinary people.

Pictured: One of the 'illicit parties' held in Downing Street gardens on May 17, 2020

Pictured is one of the infamous ‘illicit parties’ that took place in Downing Street gardens, May 17, 2020

He added: “I wrote this tweet to point out that normal people deal with loneliness and loss with immense fortitude, resignation, stoicism, and great courage. It is quite a stark contrast to what the prime minister (and his entourage) do.”

“Everyone who stated they were breaking the rules did so because they needed to help someone else and not in an attempt to throw a party,” he explained.

“The other thread was those who didn’t break the rules, but had seen loved ones pass away over an iPad. They now regret that they missed that chance to be with their loved ones.

“One universal observation that I saw when looking at threads from others is that there is a huge gap between our everyday lives and the behavior of the prime minister.

“This isn’t something that an apology or a promise of improvement will ever be sufficient.

Sue Gray, a civil servant is investigating the claims that Downing Street was holding parties in violation of coronavirus rules.