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. virus crown does not exist at all and this Boris Johnson devil freemason they all lie that they get the corona of viruses in order for all of you to be sold to the devil, they have given you for chipping you all so that any time they want to with this life

  2. Here we go again, it's the Chief Medical Officer for England and it's the Health Secretary for *England*. It's important BBC – you're supposed to be a UK broadcaster and you frequently mislead people in Wales & Scotland about what's happening, especially when NHS Wales & NHS Scotland are operating differently to England.

  3. A great captain goes down with the ship!

    But not this time!



  4. 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

  5. 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🤞😁😁😷😷😜

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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 .

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

  10. 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 !

  11. 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?

  12. 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 🇬🇧

  13. 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…..

  14. 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.


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