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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as coronavirus symptoms persist [Video]

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as coronavirus symptoms persist

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist, Downing Street has said. Number 10 said the Prime Minister was taken as a “precautionary step” on the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
Carrie Symonds ‘on the mend’ after suffering Covid-19 symptoms [Video]

Carrie Symonds ‘on the mend’ after suffering Covid-19 symptoms

Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds has said she is “on the mend” after suffering coronavirus symptoms. The 32-year-old, who is expecting the couple’s baby in early summer, falls..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published
Covid-19 infections will be high for ‘weeks’ unless lockdown rules obeyed [Video]

Covid-19 infections will be high for ‘weeks’ unless lockdown rules obeyed

The warm weather has come after Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock urged people to stick with the social distancing rules and resist the temptation to enjoy the sunshine.

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Reactions to Sir Keir Starmer becoming the new Labour leader [Video]

Reactions to Sir Keir Starmer becoming the new Labour leader

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are among the politicians to react to Sir Keir Starmer becoming the Labour Party leader.

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Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm [Video]

Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm

Britain's opposition Labour party is to elect a successor to leftist Jeremy Corbyn. His Brexit policy chief, Keir Starmer, is way ahead in polls, but he's likely to inherit a deeply divided party. Lucy..

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Boris Johnson to remain in self-isolation as still experiencing coronavirus symptoms [Video]

Boris Johnson to remain in self-isolation as still experiencing coronavirus symptoms

Boris Johnson has said that he will remain in self-isolation, having tested positive for coronavirus last week. In a video on social media, the Prime Minister said: “In my own case, although I’m..

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Healthcare staff honoured with clapping from doorsteps and windows [Video]

Healthcare staff honoured with clapping from doorsteps and windows

Members of the public have honoured frontline healthcare workers in the battle against Covid-19 by clapping from their windows and doorsteps during the nationwide lockdown. Boris Johnson and Nicola..

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Boris Johnson joins second 'Clap for Carers' [Video]

Boris Johnson joins second 'Clap for Carers'

A second 'Clap for Carers' event has taken place across the UK, as people show their appreciation for healthcare workers with a round of applause at 8pm. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently..

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Boris Johnson thanks 'our wonderful NHS' as he takes part in Clap for Carers [Video]

Boris Johnson thanks 'our wonderful NHS' as he takes part in Clap for Carers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in the Clap for Carers initiative on the steps of Downing Street to show his appreciation for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by ‘unethical’ suppliers [Video]

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by ‘unethical’ suppliers

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by ‘unethical’ suppliers Shaleeza Hasham who works at the Surrey-based care home group, CHD Living has criticised suppliers of..

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Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation [Video]

Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, said testing was “how we would unlock the coronavirus puzzle” and “defeat it in the end”.

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Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause ‘rebellion’ [Video]

Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause ‘rebellion’

The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has warned that an extended lockdown due to coronavirus could result in a “rebellion” if it is enforced for too long. The comments came..

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Trump: Boris Johnson's coronavirus approach could have been very catastrophic [Video]

Trump: Boris Johnson's coronavirus approach could have been very catastrophic

Donald Trump has said the UK’s early approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak would have been “very catastrophic” if Boris Johnson had not decided to change tack. The US president suggested..

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The new coronavirus: key terms explained [Video]

The new coronavirus: key terms explained

Here are some of the key terms surrounding the new coronavirus explained, as new words and phrases enter the mainstream and become conflated. Megan Revell reports.

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Dominic Raab reveals Boris Johnson is still 'full of vigour' [Video]

Dominic Raab reveals Boris Johnson is still 'full of vigour'

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab reveals that Boris Johnson is full of vigour, despite his recent positive test ofr the coronavirus. The Prime Minister even chaired the cabinet's 9:15 meeting.

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Coronavirus strikes at heart of British politics [Video]

Coronavirus strikes at heart of British politics

The coronavirus outbreak at the heart of the UK government spread on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, self-isolating with symptoms just days after the..

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Dyson Designs New Ventilator to Help Treat COVID-19 Patients [Video]

Dyson Designs New Ventilator to Help Treat COVID-19 Patients

James Dyson, billionaire founder of the well-known vacuum manufacturer, Dyson, recently confirmed the creation of an entirely new ventilator. Dubbed the “CoVent,” Dyson designed the ventilator in..

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UK orders 10,000 ventilators from group of firms [Video]

UK orders 10,000 ventilators from group of firms

Britain has ordered more than 10,000 ventilators from a consortium of leading aerospace, engineering and Formula One racing companies, with production to begin this week. Ciara Lee reports

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Dominic Cummings self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms [Video]

Dominic Cummings self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms

Boris Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings is self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms. He reportedly became ill over the weekend, but remains in contact with Downing Street.

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London Underground busy despite lockdown [Video]

London Underground busy despite lockdown

Many Londoners continue to use the Underground network, one week on from Boris Johnson’s announcement of a UK-wide lockdown. This was the scene at North Acton station in west London on Monday..

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UK officials say lockdown may last six months [Video]

UK officials say lockdown may last six months

UK officials said on Sunday (March 29) that Britons may be subject to some form of lockdown measures for six months or even longer. Gloria Tso reports.

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Boris Johnson reveals 20,000 NHS staff have returned to service [Video]

Boris Johnson reveals 20,000 NHS staff have returned to service

Behind closed doors in quarantine Boris Johnson announced that 20,000 NHS staff have returned to the service to help in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

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Boris Johnson Urged To Close All Non-Essential Workplaces [Video]

Boris Johnson Urged To Close All Non-Essential Workplaces

Members of Parliament warned Boris Johnson about workers at construction sites, call centres and other workplaces. According to Business Insider, they urged him in a letter to close all non-essential..

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Boris Johnson Tells People 'Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better' [Video]

Boris Johnson Tells People 'Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote an open letter saying “things will get worse before they get better.” The letter noted the pandemic as a “moment of national emergency” and urged people to..

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Boris Johnson writes to every home in the UK warning 'things will get worse before they get better' [Video]

Boris Johnson writes to every home in the UK warning 'things will get worse before they get better'

Boris Johnson is warning every household he could impose even stricter lockdown measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak as it inevitably worsens. The Prime Minister, who is self-isolating with..

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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.
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UK PM Johnson's pregnant fiance had COVID-19 symptoms but on the mend

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UK weather: Temperatures to reach 24C next week as Boris Johnson urges UK to stick to lockdown rules

England's chief nursing officer also encourages people to stay at home despite warmer spell
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Britain's Johnson invites opposition leaders to work with him over coronavirus emergency

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Keir Starmer's first 100 days: How can he make a mark in a crisis?

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson urged to reconsider lockdown strategy by virus adviser

Expert claims government has 'painted itself into a corner' and should reconsider herd immunity
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UK PM Johnson stays in isolation as Queen prepares to address the nation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new..
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British PM Johnson stays in coronavirus isolation with mild symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of the coronavirus, including a high temperature, seven days after he first tested positive.
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Sticking to UK guidelines, Johnson to self-isolate until temperature falls

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will stick to guidelines issued by health officials and remain in self-isolation until his high temperature falls, his spokesman said on Friday.
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UK PM stays in isolation with coronavirus symptoms

Boris Johnson says he still has mild symptoms and will continue to work from home in Downing Street.
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'No idea' if PM Johnson will end isolation on Friday, health minister says

Britain's health minister said on Friday he had "no idea" if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's week-long isolation after testing positive for coronavirus would end on Friday.
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Over half of Britons say government was too slow on virus: poll

More than a half of Britons think Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was too slow to order a lockdown to counter the spread of coronavirus, according an opinion poll published on Thursday.
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Britain's Hancock will set out new testing measures for coronavirus

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ignored expert evidence over pandemic, says ex-chief scientific adviser

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Coronavirus: Majority of public believe Boris Johnson imposed lockdown too late, poll shows

Just four per cent said the social distancing measures were brought in too soon
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to stay in isolation for longer than expected, No10 hints

Boris Johnson is preparing to stay in isolation longer than he hoped after appearing poorly in a video message from his Downing Street flat.
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Under pressure, British PM vows 'massive' increase in coronavirus tests

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Britain working with industry on reagent shortage: PM's spokesman

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Boris Johnson must face 'virtual PMQs' to stop him escaping scrutiny, MPs say

'I think we can find a way to get things cracking and get an online virtual parliament to serve the nation'
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British PM's photographer isolating with coronavirus symptoms: The Sun

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Boris Johnson tweets first cabinet Zoom meeting, accidentally shares meeting ID

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UK's Johnson "full of vigor", top adviser self-isolates

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British PM Johnson 'full of vigors' in coronavirus self-isolation: foreign minister

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UK, EU holding informal talks on future relationship: PM's spokesman

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Johnson hails return of 20,000 ex-NHS staff

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Britons warned some coronavirus lockdown measures could last months

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At home with coronavirus, UK's Johnson writes to the nation

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