British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the Coronavirus Friday; entering self-isolation for at least 14 days as the United Kingdom struggles to slow the spread of the deadly disease.
“On the advice of the chief medical officer I have taken a test. That has come out positive, so, I am working from home,” Johnson said. “I’m 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,” he added.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
“I want to thank everybody who is working to keep our country going through this epidemic. And we will get through it,” he said Friday. “And the way we are going to get through it is, of course, by applying the measures that you have heard so much about. The more effectively we all comply with those measures, the faster our country will come through this epidemic and the faster we will bounce back.”
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BREAKING NOW: Bernie Sanders Meeting with Staffers to ‘Assess His Campaign’ for President
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders is reportedly meeting with staffers to “assess his campaign” following a string of brutal primary losses to former Vice President Joe Biden during Tuesday night’s Democratic elections.
“The next primary contest is at least three weeks away. Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said.
“In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable,” Shakir added.
Bernie Sanders set to 'assess' campaign, top aide says https://t.co/hZzvTUjyRt
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 18, 2020
Biden swept primaries across the country Tuesday night; beating Senator Bernie Sanders by big margins in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.
“Joe Biden swept another round of delegate-rich contests Tuesday – winning in Florida, Illinois and Arizona – further cementing the former vice president as the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination over Bernie Sanders as the coronavirus threat scrambles the primary calendar for the foreseeable future,” reports Fox News.
Tuesday’s primaries could be the last due to Coronavirus concerns; adding more pressure for Sanders to quit the race before the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer.
“Senator Sanders and I may disagree on tactics, but we share a common vision for the need to provide affordable health care for all Americans, reducing income inequality hat has risen so drastically, to tackling the existential threat of our time, climate change,” said Biden. “Senator Sanders and his supporters have brought a remarkable passion and tenacity to all of these issues. … Together, they have shifted the fundamental conversation in this country. So let me say, especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders. I hear you.”
With most precincts reporting, Biden Beat Sanders 43% to 31% in Arizona, 59% to 36% in Illinois, and 62% to 23% in the pivotal battleground state of Florida.
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BREAKING: UK Shuts Down, Prime Minister Closes Bars, Restaurants, Pubs, Gyms Nationwide
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially ordered the closure of all bars, restaurants, pubs, and gyms nationwide Friday; issuing the decree to slow down the spread of the deadly Coronavirus within the United Kingdom.
“We are collectively telling cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as soon as they reasonably can and not to open tomorrow,” said the Prime Minister.
“We are also telling nightclubs, theaters, cinemas, gyms, and leisure centers to close on the same timescale,” he added.
"We have a real threat now to our country."
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) March 20, 2020
“These are places where people come together, and indeed the whole purpose of these businesses in many cases is to bring people together. But, the sad thing is, I’m afraid today for now at least physically we need to keep people apart,” Johnson said.
“We are collectively telling cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight… and not to open tomorrow”
Boris Johnson says "physically we need to keep people apart" to combat coronavirus, "take-out services" will still be permitted
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 20, 2020
The United Kingdom has more than 3,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, resulting in 168 deaths.