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. The easiest way to control people is to instil fear in them and there is no greater example of this in modern day than what is happening now.#Theydon’treallycareaboutus! Michael Jackson

  2. Oh my you need albas and a hot bath you'll be rate………oh dear more pork pies again I see tut tut………..i can go further…..i have just seen Mickey Mouse wearing a John Prescott wrist watch hahaha🤞😁😁😷😷😜

  3. Unlike some, I'm not "happy" that Boris Johnson has tested positive for the virus. However, I'm not exactly devastated, either. Think of it as the same cold indifference the Conservatives have shown all of us plebs over the last decade.

  4. Whilst we are all on lockdown stuck in our homes confronted by daily media constantly pumping the “ truth” into our living rooms and we sit there absorbing it all completely paralysed with fear and distracted by it. What is getting pushed through the back door in way of law reforms whilst we are not paying attention? Wake up people!!!

  5. Please everyone boil; 3 lemon slices , 2 garlic cloves , half a ginger & table spoon of vinegar for 5 mins , then add a shot of ray & nephew& drink it whilst it’s still warm EVERYDAY ! & buy black seed oil & take 5ml of it . THAT IS THE TRUE CURE .

  6. But they still let flights in from infected countries,Then they wonder why some people dont take the lockdown seriously.

  7. If this virus is a Bio-weapon , what will be UK’s back up plan ? Still relay on NHS ?? Where is the MI6? Please make plan B ASAP ! otherwise it will be too too late … please stop misleading us to believe it is just a “flu virus “ ! It is the invisible weapon killing your people ! Wake up !

  8. Yeah they lucky they got bloody tested, peeps on frontline like my sister, caring for the elderly, she was told to just stay and home and basically shut up and not ask for a test, even though she was in direct contact with a covid- 19 WTF?

  9. Primer minsters Boris Johnson speed recovery sir ps chicken soup with sweet potato pumpkin onion garlic time leek ginger black pepper pinch-salt chicken soup is good for flu .ps supplements your diet with multi-vitamin an alkaline food sir I wish all the best primer minister and team yes you do it never say never fight it get fit ride your exercise bike indoors get you oxygen levels up .look at you hormones many people as hormone imbalance and deficient in vitamins ps you welcome Askel Douglas 🇬🇧

  10. Look at him. Ibvery much doubt anything is wrong with him at all. This virus..if they had if let the nation carry on and get sick, quickly ppl would have recovered, many wouldn't even get symptoms. The ones who did get effected would have been able to go to hospital, plenty of beds. However the media keep saying there's tonnes dead and many many ill…this is scary but also untrustworthy news. Whoever anyone speaks into in person…noone knows anyone ill, now it's flu season…people should be ill but no many healthy weirdly. The media keep saying loads dead. I know noone dead, no friends or family do. None of the international driver's at my work do either….that goes for the Italian driver too. All the ill and dying ..we only seem to see it in the media and online. Now we will get a few oh you miserable idiot. I know someone who's dying…oh how sorry I feel for you …so shy don't I know of anyone. Even my friends nurse friend who works in a hospital doesn't seem to have seen a case yet but what they got told it sounds manmade…..

  11. not one of these people are ill they are all sneeze bags. made up numbers why can’t they understand we are wide awake (we know ) we the people will not take any more” lies”from the demons on the left .who is next on the list of your bogus virus.

  12. Boris Johnson is so hypocritical. He tell us Brits to stay indoors and keep a 2 metre social distancing rule. Yet he's the one that's got it along with the Health Secretary becaus they were shaking hands with people, absolute Moron.. He can be tested for this virus but everyone else has to self isolate 😂😂😂 this country is screwed honestly with people like him in charge

  13. Johnson is such a stupid schlong, I thought I should write a song: I hoped to write it quick but the man is such a DICK its taken me really quite long. Never mind Boris, we know you can't help being a clown, this illness will help you build your herd immunity, you fucking witless tosser.

  14. why the FUCK arent they wearing masks? They ve been in contact with somebody infected, they indeed tested positive and they are not wearing anything !!!! so irresponsible, cannot believe it, government should be example for people!!! spreading it around coz they are lazy to put it on.

  15. dunno bout you lot but im sick of seeing my elderly neighbours suffer – theres been not a single word or penny of help 120 thousand on the universal cretin phone line – less than a quarter of staff working from home
    question – how can you set up UC employees to stop peoples money from their homes- but cant release cash ?
    we are a week away from riots im tellin ya ,we are making NOTHING we are STILL ALLOWING FLIGHTS FROM SPAIN CHINA ITALY & FUCKIN AFRICA ! STILL getting migrants daily who need to be housed .but YOU VOTED for this so if you are a tory – go fuck yerself & spend the day with that cunt piers morgan on twatter .
    USA gives each person 1200 dollars as emergency payment from a 2 trillion cash cow
    UK has trillions stashed- NONE has been used THEY WANT people to die simple as that ,sick of posting teb patent online people dont listen they are too interested in lickin piers morgans arsehole .give it a week the kids wil l get restless & looting will THEN start 2 b reported – foodbanks n shops have been done already but BBC & sly news are avoiding the real news as usual for matrix news .

  16. Just pray for every individual and every human being affected by Covid-19, human tsunami. It's a life test for human being. Support each other!!!

  17. He washes his hands so this must be from over exposure to the virus and for not wearing face mask.those specilists who advised of unnecessary to wearing face mask are very wrong.

  18. The reckless man has surely infected his pregnant girlfriend as well, putting lives at risk. Get him out before he makes the supermarket shelves permanently barren.

  19. What a wonderful opportunity If the entire government parliament and monarchy get Deadly COVID-19 and then people TRULY TAKE OVER THEIR GOVERNMENT AND SUSTEM WITHOUT REVOLUTION. What about war criminal media military intelligence police and financial systems the city? When they get deadly COVID-19.?

  20. Still remember their 60% herd immunity theory. How about stop sending resource to save elites like Johnson, healthy ministers, Prince, etc? That tells you a lot about the sick minds of the British ruling elites.


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