UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Returns

Written by on April 27, 2020

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE THIS MORNING SINCE BEING HOSPITALISED WITH CORONAVIRUS THREE WEEKS AGO, SAYING BRITAIN WAS BEGINNING TO “TURN THE TIDE” ON THE OUTBREAK.

IN A STATEMENT FROM HIS GOVERNMENT RESIDENCE, JOHNSON APOLOGISED FOR BEING AWAY FOR MUCH LONGER THAN HE PROJECTED.

HE ALSO THANKED THE BRITISH PEOPLE FOR HEEDING A MONTH OF STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS, WHICH HAVE HELPED STEM THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ALTHOUGH MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DIED FROM THE VIRUS.

ON MARCH 19TH, JOHNSON PLEDGED THAT BRITAIN COULD “TURN THE TIDE ON CORONAVIRUS WITHIN 12 WEEKS” BUT ONLY IF PEOPLE HEEDED ADVICE TO AVOID SOCIAL CONTACT.

WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING THE CONCERNS OF MANY BUSINESSES AND INCREASING NUMBERS OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT IN HIS OWN CONSERVATIVE PARTY, JOHNSON WARNED THAT NOW WAS NOT THE TIME TO EASE THE LOCKDOWN.


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