Boris Johnson has coronavirus: PM tests positive for disease as crisis grips the UK

Gordon_R

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You can put your black suit and mourning apparel away for now, Chris, keep it safe though as Liz or Phil might give you a reason to wear it in the near future ;).

Or Boris's dad Stanley Johnson, who is quite old at age 79: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52239688
Stanley Johnson spoke of his "relief" that his son had begun his recovery, adding that he thought his illness had "got the whole country to realise this is a serious event".
 

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Jeez, flat on his back on a stretcher. That's not a very encouraging image!? Churchill would not approve...
Indeed, I was hoping for some signs of life but they might have well rolled out a mannequin.

However it's good to hear he's on the mend, hopefully back on his feet and leading the UK soon.
 

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He's definitely alive, but not fit for work yet:

That goes without saying.
And won't be for some time if his doctors advice or his own common sense prevails.

He's in his mid 50s and I would suspect some lasting damage must have been done during his 2 week ordeal.

That applies to anyone who has been hit hard by the virus.
 

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He's alive, but the epidemic risk is still high:
After weeks away, Boris Johnson wanted to show that he is back behind the desk and taking charge.

The government has rejected any claims that his absence has seen a sense of drift.

But the prime minister, like or loathe his politics, can communicate in a way that his cabinet colleagues can't.

He directly addressed those concerns, increasingly aired in recent days, including by his own MPs, about the effect that the lockdown is having on our economy. Also the evidence that some people are beginning to tire of the restrictions.
 

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And now a father! Both parents survived Covid-19:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a son.

A spokeswoman for the PM and his partner said both mother and baby are "doing very well".

It is understood the PM, who has just recovered from coronavirus, was present throughout the birth, at an NHS hospital in London.
 
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