But growing numbers of his Tory backbenchers are claiming his review has been undermined by his refusal to sack his aide Dominic Cummings for breaking the rules with many siding with the public about rules being enforced for everyone with no exceptions. "We are working flat out on coronavirus".
"Overall, we believe his actions to be motivated out of his desire as a parent to do what he thought was necessary in protecting his family", said the statement from Richard Holden, who represents North West Durham, Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, whose constituency includes Barnard Castle, and Paul Howell, who represents Sedgefield.
He said the public had had enough of the "political ding-dong" over it.
Mr Johnson also admitted it had been a "very frustrating episode", which he sought to dismiss as a "political ding dong" with inaccuracies but he refused to state which aspects of the allegations were untrue.
It comes as the test and trace system has been launched today (Thursday) despite delays in rolling out the coronavirus app - being trialled on the Isle of Wight - across the country. If they live with others, then the rest of the household will have to isolate for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the toll of deaths linked to the virus rose to nearly 48,000.
Those who are required to shield themselves should continue to do so.
I applaud him for sticking by his man, but I'm afraid Mr Cummings should stand down.
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Whatever the case was, Brady's finished off a par-5 with an impressive shot that left him with a birdie . The 18-hole event at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound , Florida, had a delayed start due to rain.
A YouGov survey for The Times showed the Conservative lead over Labour had been cut by nine points during the Cummings saga - the biggest drop since 2010 - as support for the Government fell four points to 44% with Labour rising five points to 38%.
The Prime Minister said people should not be inside the homes of their friends and families - unless it is to access gardens.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock used Tuesday's Downing Street press conference to indicate he would consult the Treasury and "look at it".
But on Wednesday morning, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said "there isn't going to be a formal review" and the issuing of fines was a matter for the police.
Mr Johnson said that it would be possible to have barbecues with members of your family. The reason you're dodging this is because, the reason why you are not giving people a direct answer, is because you are trying to protect Dominic Cummings.
Wednesday's session was the first time the prime minister has faced questions from MPs since the allegations against Mr Cummings emerged at the end of last week.
Mr Johnson said "closing schools has deprived children of their education".