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    Boris has Corona Virus

    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 http://news.sky.com/story/coronaviru...id-19-11964493


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 http://news.sky.com/story/coronaviru...id-19-11964493


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    Under 60, mild symptoms but gets a test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    Under 60, mild symptoms but gets a test.
    Understandable. Good that people around him (security, carers etc.) know. Not as easy for him to isolate as us.

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    Shouldn't that be in a different thread?


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    I hope he pulls through.

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    Surely it should be "Corona virus has Boris"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    I hope he pulls through.
    Probably, he certainly doesn't have the reputation for pulling out
    Last edited by Saint-Just; 27th March 2020 at 13:13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    Under 60, mild symptoms but gets a test.
    Pretty important that his status is known wouldn't you say.

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    Well it didn’t take long for someone to jump on the fact he got a test, reckon he said he didnt need one but the chief medical officer told him to.

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    I wish him well, as I do anybody who contracts it.

    The country needs him, regardless, at this most critical time.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Bet he won’t have to wait long for his sick pay....

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    I wish him well, and hope his strong leadership continues.

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    I hear he's working from home, lucky he had all those technology lessons.

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    Wonder how many people he has shaken hands with in the last 10 days.

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    Chancellor was with him last night but isn't self- isolating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    Chancellor was with him last night but isn't self- isolating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Following government advice then?

    I’d assume he is being tested as with anyone in leadership positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Following government advice then?

    I’d assume he is being tested as with anyone in leadership positions.
    'leadership positions' is a bit generous on recent performance but perhaps not the time or place

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    I hear he's working from home, lucky he had all those technology lessons.
    Home's no.10, so situation normal?

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    Health Secretary Matt Hancock also has it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Home's no.10, so situation normal?
    Pretty much yes, just needs to maintain social distancing within number 10. I'd have thought that the vast majority of his duties can be carried out via video link etc, or as he puts it himself in his press statement "through the wizardry of modern technology".

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    wouldn't be surprising if several have the lurgy, being they're well known do as I say not as I do merchants with an obvious sense of superiority.

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    Matt Hancock as well now.

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    Two weeks out of the limelight. Am I just being cynical?


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    BBC News: Gove to take PM's place at daily briefing

    Boris Johnson is continuing to work in No 10 after his diagnosis, although the BBC understands that his Downing Street flat has been "sealed off".

    A No 10 spokesman said the PM's meals and work documents would be left outside his door.

    It is understood his fiancee Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, is self-isolating elsewhere, although No 10 has not given any details about where she is.

    Other people working in Downing Street are also now self-isolating.

    Mr Johnson will not be appearing at this afternoon's daily coronavirus briefing. It is understood that senior Cabinet minister Michael Gove will be taking his place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasdairmc View Post
    Two weeks out of the limelight. Am I just being cynical?


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    Well he's got form after all, didn't he hide at Chevenning, wasn't it, for the best part of a fortnight and then there was that big fridge until those mean reporters went away, lolz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasdairmc View Post
    Two weeks out of the limelight. Am I just being cynical?


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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasdairmc View Post
    Two weeks out of the limelight. Am I just being cynical?


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    Maybe not that long.

    Link:

    • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (The ending isolation section below has more information)

    • if you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. See the explanatory diagram

    • for anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. The ending isolation section below has more information, and see the explanatory diagram

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    It is impossible to run a government behind closed doors. Hope he and everyone else get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    Under 60, mild symptoms but gets a test.
    Almost as if he's head of government at a time of national crisis, or something. Awful news, and I hope even his detractors will wish him a speedy recovery. Ditto Matt Hancock.

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    If he has a slightly rough time but pulls through fine, it will do his standing with the nation nothing but good - everyone will know for sure that he knows what it's like.

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    Gove, the most insincere and untrustworthy Minister of all, standing flanked either side by the kind of experts he said the country had had enough of?


    The irony is so extreme you couldn't make it up.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I think that this just highlights how rampant the virus must be within the population, if and when we get mass screening tests I think we will find out a lot of us have it of have had it.
    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 http://news.sky.com/story/coronaviru...id-19-11964493


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    Lets pray for the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Health Secretary Matt Hancock also has it!
    Everyone in the Cobra meeting likely has it?

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    You could say that Boris is leading by example on raising our herd immunity. However he clearly hasn't been washing his hands enough.

    I'm more bothered by the news that Matt Hancock now has it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    I think that this just highlights how rampant the virus must be within the population, if and when we get mass screening tests I think we will find out a lot of us have it of have had it.
    I'm sure that's right Jase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    I think that this just highlights how rampant the virus must be within the population, if and when we get mass screening tests I think we will find out a lot of us have it of have had it.
    I agree. I think statistically this is an indicator that it is much more prevalent than we think from the stats from limited testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    I agree. I think statistically this is an indicator that it is much more prevalent than we think from the stats from limited testing.
    Which on a positive note means fatality rate as a % is probably well below 1% in reality.

    I recall in the early days of the outbreak footage of Boris going round the hospitals shaking everyone’s hands. Can remember thinking at the time how stupid an image that gave out. Turned out to be right.

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    I wish him well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Home's no.10, so situation normal?
    This straight from the BBC article:

    In a video on his Twitter account, Mr Johnson, 55, said: "I'm working from home and self-isolating and that's entirely the right thing to do.

    "But, be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fight-back against coronavirus.


    So Boris showed remarkable foresight in taking all those technology lessons with that acknowledged expert in I.T. Jennifer Arcuri.

    Full article here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suds View Post
    Chancellor was with him last night but isn't self- isolating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And probably the Queen on Wednesday for his weekly catch-up.

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    That wa via telephone - the Queen hasn't seen Boris face-to-face for 2 weeks or so..

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    I suspect the Queen and Philip will have been in a protective bubble for the last week already...probably sat in a room with hepa filtration and positive pressure. I can’t imagine we’ll see her out and about meeting the public again until a vaccine is found.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Matt Hancock as well now.
    I think we need a separate thread for that. This one is on Boris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I wish him well, as I do anybody who contracts it.

    The country needs him, regardless, at this most critical time.
    Where is TFB? And what have you done with him?

    You’ll be voting Tory next🤪🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    And probably the Queen on Wednesday for his weekly catch-up.

    Lets hope the boss does not get the virus.

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    Imagine the furore if/when Corbyn gets it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    Under 60, mild symptoms but gets a test.
    I'd love to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you were joking, but I fear I'd be mistaken. Seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Gove, the most insincere and untrustworthy Minister of all, standing flanked either side by the kind of experts he said the country had had enough of?


    The irony is so extreme you couldn't make it up.
    It's worse than that. If Boris becomes incapacitated, Raab takes over as acting PM.

    Frightening thought, because Raab is a genuine 24ct, gold plated, idiot.

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