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. Seen Franklin 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    …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.

  2. Ralf Rath 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    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

  3. Hahnpham 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    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.

  4. Big chief running sores 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    Well done Boris!

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

  5. Firstbird Firstbird 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

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

  6. QPRTokyo 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    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 The BBC no longer represents the average Brit.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.

  7. Nat Armstrong 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    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 !!!!!

  8. Muz Wot 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    Much windier in parts of the UK today; let's just hope it is not – CARRIED ON THE WIND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Maheen Khan 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    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

  10. Ray Kenley 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    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.

  11. Minirabbitz Coffee 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    Just that they don’t follow their own social distancing policy…. Germany and other countries do that…

  12. Bubbie Big balls 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    Hahaha! Fucking idiots didn’t take it seriously. Let’s hope these fucks learn the lessons. Useless bags of shite.

  13. Sagittarius A* 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    I like how these politicians coming down with it, are all displaying " mild symptoms " ……… Go on then I call bullshit😂😂

  14. Marcus Rodrigues 28 March, 2020 at 15:17 Reply

    Shutdown the Heathrow airport first still the China flights are coming and T5 British airways are still the people are working on Heathrow airport and virus will never stop.

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