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. People"testing positive" may get false result, because the test isoften inaccurate. And flu is not dangerous.Mic_rowave radiation is. Five Gee is. M;any casualties were not even tested for that flu and probably died from their diseases, although ascribed to the flu. Drs say it is not dangerous. We are not getting the correct information.

  2. I want to direct you all to a BBC video from this channel. Mind you, this is the same BBC that conservatives in America claim is hopelessly leftist and biased.

    AND they turned off the comment section for that video. Wondering why, are you? Seriously? "How does Trump compare with Reagan"? smh. They are both fascists, who got to power and retained power by lying and by promoting distortions and lies. What we today call "fake news". BBC is all about the status quo. Just as most of the MSM is about maintaining the status quo. Not providing you with the truth or all sides of the issue so you can make up your own mind.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Coronavirus was created by the Chinese as a bio weapon 🔪 and boris is faking it as he is in with it

  6. A great captain goes down with the ship!

    But not this time!



  7. Let's say a prayer for our PM. He has been our rock during this crisis. Please pray that he makes a quick recovery.

  8. 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

  9. 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🤞😁😁😷😷😜

  10. 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.


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