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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. …and they're perfectly fine. Wouldn't have known they had it if they didn't waste NHS money being tested. I hope this destroys the communist health system and I can finally go private without funding the lifestyles of morons.

  6. What a disaster! Boris blah blah blah. But the British people have to pay for this disaster and this time the country is ruined and can not recover because Britain is free, independent but isolated, and can take back control of own country to class the borders but Boris can even not close the borders to protect the people – the EU can close the borders without problems. My advice_ Join the EU again

  7. Stupid goverment has no clue what they doing.All are idiots.Do you think if If Putin, Donald Trump and Pesident Xi have it would they tell the world.

  8. Well done Boris!

    While the Lefty Bed-wetters and Pillow biters are hiding in their council houses with the curtains closed, you're ''were'' putting yourself in the firing line to continue running our country… Top man!

  9. "Please" drinking "turmeric powder" with the mixed "HOT WATER".
    Turmeric powder "killed" CORANA virus.
    Please "follow" this susej.

  10. BBC cherry picking countries for examples to bash the government. If you study what other countries are doing fully ,you will understand the UK government is doing a much better job than you think. I felt this report was childish beyond belief. The BBC no longer represents the average Brit. They make me a life time liberal feel I am extreme right. No wonder more Brits tune into Sky Australia.

  11. Well done Doris, you have set a good example to the nation….by being irresponsible and contracting coronavirus. You impose the laws regarding coronavirus restrictions on the public and then you make it an offence to break these laws… then go and break these laws yourself….have you not committed an offence? probably not because you are above the law and you are protected by your position. You are a crimainal and a hypocrite….you are basically a BASTARD !!!!!

  12. I swear every video I see It has to include those 3 DAMN WORDS THAT NOBODY WILL LISTEN TO AND THAT’S THE WHOLE REASON WHY UK HAS 14,000+ CASES
    In 2 weeks time we’re just gonna be like Italy because people would act like there wasn’t any virus at all.
    stay at home 2000000 times won’t help because it’s too late now

  13. There is good reason why Asian wear a face mask, one of the good reason is to remind and protect yourself when you touch your face.


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