UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus – BBC Newsnight


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street.
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He said he had experienced mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough, but would continue to lead the government.

England’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he had also tested positive while England’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty, has shown symptoms.

Another 181 people died with the virus in the past day, figures showed.

It takes the total number of UK deaths to 759, with 14,543 confirmed cases.

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  1. 1:25 '…the PM and health secretary contracting coronavirus…is a reminder that it doesn't discriminate'. Translation; this isn't a normal social problem that only affects poor people i.e. many impoverished living in dangerously flammable tower blocks. This is something we need to actually take seriously and do something about, because important people like us are just as much at risk.

  2. here is the info that usa dont want u to know,and neither do google~know your real enemy!

  3. Boris and all those in Great Britain: We in the U.S. hope and pray that you and your staff recover quickly and are better than before. We are most grateful for our friends in G.B., our greatest partner in the world.

  4. Hahaha, we see daily how killer clown BoJo the wannabe churchill becomes more and more Chamberlain. Starting out as a loudmouthed tiger and ending up as a pathetic rug.

  5. The UK government and the Irish government are to blame for the virus coming to our islands. The dumb ass UK government goes over to China and brings home people from an infected area and then wonder why the virus got on their land. Same with the our (Irish Government) they could have shut the airports and totally stopped all travel coming into the country, but no they waited till it was too late, now its here and it's all over the place.

  6. Suggestion

    Historically, since epidemics are cyclic, a Nature's way to clean up, almost with a span of a century, it is imperative, the world should go lockdown simultaneously, a decade or so, before the pollution measuring meter hits the even yellow line, for a week or so to ward off the epidemics before hand.

    Amjad Farooq Shah


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