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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:28 AM

PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791?#_=_

PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street.

"He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty," a statement said.

He will still be in charge of the government's handling of the crisis, the statement added.

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Reply PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus (Original post)
BooScout Mar 2020 OP
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #1
The King of Prussia Mar 2020 #2
T_i_B Mar 2020 #3
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #7
steve2470 Mar 2020 #4
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #6
steve2470 Mar 2020 #8
Denzil_DC Mar 2020 #5
T_i_B Mar 2020 #9
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #10
Denzil_DC Mar 2020 #11
T_i_B Apr 2020 #12

Response to BooScout (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:42 AM

1. Whitty is one reason why this is worrying - Johnson will have been meeting with many

important people (OK, I have to admit being PM is important too), like Whitty (who no doubt have been meeting many others), and having some of them less effective will be a problem.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:09 AM

2. On the other hand

He's been meeting Gove and Raab too. Wonder what Gove's attitude to experts will be when he gets sick,

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Response to The King of Prussia (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:52 AM

3. I think Raab is second in command

Last edited Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:26 AM - Edit history (1)

Which could mean we end up with one of absolute worst Tory MP's in charge if Boris's condition deteriorates.

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Response to The King of Prussia (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:40 PM

7. And within a few hours, Whitty has symptoms and is self-isolating

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Response to BooScout (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:00 AM

4. I do hope Boris did not infect the Queen

I know many are not monarchists, but I would hate for her to be infected at age 93.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:52 AM

6. They did this week's 'audience' over the phone

and hopefully you're not infectious about 10 days before developing symptoms, when the previous one would have been (and that may have been by phone too, for all I know, it's just that they released photos of them talking by phone this week).

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:14 PM

8. "Queen Elizabeth and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson were last together 16 days ago"

https://people.com/royals/when-did-boris-johnson-who-has-coronavirus-last-have-his-weekly-audience-with-the-queen/

By Phil Boucher and Simon Perry March 27, 2020 09:33 AM

Queen Elizabeth and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson were last together 16 days ago when the Conservative leader visited Buckingham Palace for his weekly audience. They have since been conducting their meetings via telephone.

“Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health,” a royal spokesperson confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday. “The Queen last saw the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.”


I am thinking the Queen is in good health. At age 93, she cannot be too careful.

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Response to BooScout (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:40 AM

5. Health Secretary Matt Hancock also has it

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for Coronavirus following Boris Johnson

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus.

He said he was tested after he developed symptoms on Wednesday night and is now self-isolating.

He will continue to work from home.

Mr Hancock tweeted: "Following medical advice, I was advised to test for Coronavirus. I've tested positive.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-health-secretary-matt-hancock-21766172


Word about Johnson soon got around:



Ray Bradshaw @comedyray

Someone just shouted out 'Boris Johnson has fucking Coronavirus' in Morissons. That is how I found out. What a year.


Possibly unrelated:



Nicola Keaney
@NicKeaney

Dominic Cummings seen running from Downing Street #BorisJohnson #CoronaLockdown #IsolationLife

[Twitter video]

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:02 AM

9. Apparently Dominic Cummings is now self isolating...

... After showing Coronavirus symptoms

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:35 AM

10. Poor thing. You knew, sooner or later,

the poor coronavirus would end up hosted by someone truly awful.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:09 PM

11. LMAO

If a virus can be an agent of poetic justice, then it's playing a blinder so far.

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Response to BooScout (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:41 PM

12. The Prime Minister is now in intensive care

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