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Johnson To Begin Trump-Style Televised Press Briefings

Politico Europe reports: Boris Johnson’s government plans to shake up the U.K.’s system for briefing the press and introduce White House-style televised briefings from Downing Street. Before the coronavirus lockdown, journalists would attend two briefings from the No. 10 spokesman behind closed doors each day, but the afternoon meeting is set to be beamed to the nation with an experienced …

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Johnson Faces Fury After Chief Aide Defies Lockdown

The BBC reports: The PM’s decision to back his chief aide’s lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government’s coronavirus message will be undermined. Criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to take no action over Mr Cummings’ 260-mile trip to his parents’ home has come from all quarters. At least 19 Tory MPs are calling for Mr Cummings to …

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Boris Johnson: Doctors Prepped To Announce My Death

Axios reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday that the rapid deterioration of his condition while suffering from the coronavirus had doctors preparing how to announce his death. “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. “I was …

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UK Paper: Johnson Ignored Warnings, Skipped Meetings

Axios reports: A 5,000-word exposé by the Sunday Times of London — “38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster” — finds that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, distracted by personal turmoil and his Brexit victory lap, skipped five early crisis briefings (Cobra meetings) on the coronavirus. Why it matters: Warnings issued in January and repeated in February fell on “deaf ears,” …

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British PM Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has left hospital after spending a week in hospital with Covid-19 and will go to Chequers to continue his recovery. The prime minister was being treated at St Thomas’ hospital in south London and had spent time in the hospital’s intensive care unit after his situation deteriorated. A No10 spokesman said: “The PM has been …

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Boris Johnson Taking “Short Walks” In Hospital Ward

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson is able to walk again after he was moved back from intensive care to a hospital ward, Downing Street says. A statement from Number 10 said: “The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery. “He has spoken …

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British PM Boris Johnson Transferred Out Of ICU

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been removed from an intensive care unit in a London hospital after three nights receiving oxygen treatment for persistent coronavirus symptoms. “The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,” a …

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British PM Boris Johnson “Improving, Sitting Up” In ICU

CNBC reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a third night in intensive care in a London hospital having been admitted for persistent coronavirus symptoms, although his condition is said to be improving. Culture Minister Oliver Dowden is the latest U.K. lawmaker to comment on Johnson’s condition, telling the BBC Thursday morning that the prime minister is “stable, improving, sat …

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British PM Boris Johnson “Clinically Stable” In ICU

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus as he spends his third day in hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remained “clinically stable,” Downing Street said. Downing Street said he was not working but could contact those he needed to. Downing Street said Mr Johnson …

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British PM Boris Johnson Transferred To Intensive Care

Britain’s ITV News reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted to intensive care with coronavirus symptoms. “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. A spokesperson for No.10 said: “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister …

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Johnson Remains In Hospital After “Comfortable” Night

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson is in “good spirits” after spending a “comfortable” night in hospital and remains there under observation, Downing Street has said. The prime minister’s official spokesman said he continues to lead the government and has been working on official papers from his hospital bed. Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night for tests after …

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British PM Boris Johnson Hospitalized As “Precaution”

London’s Evening Standard reports: Boris Johnson has been hospitalised as his coronavirus symptoms rage on. Announcing the news a Downing Street spokeswoman said: “On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests. “This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing …

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Johnson Remains In Isolation With High Temperature

Bloomberg News reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in isolation with a high temperature, more than a week after testing positive for coronavirus. Johnson made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter on Friday, as the latest official figures showed 3,605 people had died from the disease in the U.K. by April 2. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said …

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British Health Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Week reports: The United Kingdom’s prime minister and health secretary have now both tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock announced Friday morning he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing “mild symptoms.” He said he will self-isolate, though he’s already been working from home recently. “Fortunately for me, …

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British PM Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Britain’s Metro reports: Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and will self-isolate in Downing Street. He has mild symptoms and will will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, a government spokesperson confirmed. Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will …

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Johnson Orders Strict Lockdown Across UK [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: U.K. police will be given the power to enforce strict new government rules about when people can leave their homes, Boris Johnson said Monday night as the government tries to halt the spread of coronavirus. British people will only be allowed to leave their homes to shop for basic goods, to exercise once a day, to receive …

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Boris Johnson Warns UK: Many Will Lose Loved Ones

The Guardian reports: As many as 10,000 people in the UK are probably already infected with coronavirus, and many people should expect to lose loved ones, the government has said as it announced measures less stringent than those taken by other countries. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, said: “We have all got to be clear, this is the worst public …

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Post-Brexit UK To Close Door On “Unskilled” Migrants

Politico Europe reports: The U.K. government will not create a visa route for low-skilled migrants and temporary workers in its post-Brexit immigration system, which will give “top priority” to those with the highest skills, including scientists, engineers and academics. A policy paper published Tuesday evening outlines plans for a new points-based system after EU freedom of movement ends in December. …

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Johnson Advisor Quits After Racist Comments Surface

The Guardian reports: A controversial new adviser to Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night after MPs and experts accused No 10 of condoning his controversial claims that intelligence is linked to race. Andrew Sabisky, who was brought into Downing Street by Johnson’s senior aide Dominic Cummings as part of his appeal for “misfits and weirdos”, became the subject of intense …

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Britain Has Left The European Union

The BBC reports: The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership – and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests. Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU, …

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