Boris Johnson has been diagnosed with Covid-19 – the internet reacts
Boris Johnson has been tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the first western leader to be diagnosed with the virus.
However, the prime minister’s symptoms are said to be mild and he will continue to run the country, albeit in self isolation.
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
First things first we wish him a speedy recovery, as we obviously do with anyone who has caught this thing.
But there was no shortage of reaction on the internet, as you might imagine, and here are 17 responses that caught our eye.
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) March 27, 2020
It makes a change for Boris Johnson to be trending for something positive.
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) March 27, 2020
At least most of his kids will know they're safe
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 27, 2020
I won’t lie, this will test my willpower… pic.twitter.com/kyC6Ti8US9
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) March 27, 2020
Me telling my gran over the phone that Boris has corona virus pic.twitter.com/2yYyloCyiG
— Emma (@Emzlina) March 27, 2020
Hey Jim. Can you paint Boris Johnson fighting the coronavirus in a Mortal Kombat tournament? -Mitch VP Walker
Started this one before the diagnosis. Figured I better get it out quick just in case he actually dies and it suddenly becomes in extremely poor taste. pic.twitter.com/QuSlHMjVHg
— Jim'll Paint It (@Jimllpaintit) March 27, 2020
Working from home… still has a suit on… it can only mean one thing.
Boris Johnson has an FA Cup Final coming up on Football Manager https://t.co/6Cx9VuYwDF
— Ben Carr / DoctorBenjyFM (@DoctorBenjy) March 27, 2020