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'You are a fighter' Reactions to Boris Johnson testing positive for coronavirus

Published Mar 27, 2020

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London - British Prime Minister Boris

Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus

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and was in self-isolation at his Downing Street office.

Here are some reactions to the news.

IRISH PRIME MINISTER LEO VARADKAR

"I certainly hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

"I don't want to criticise any government's handling of

this, this is new, this is unprecedented. The science is

changing and evolving all the time.

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"I'm absolutely sure that every government, every health

service is doing their best with the best information they

have."

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MICHEL BARNIER, EU'S CHIEF BREXIT NEGOTIATOR, WHO ALSO TESTED

POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS

"Wishing a speedy recovery to PM @BorisJohnson. My thoughts

are with him and, indeed, with all families in the UK and across

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Europe & the world that are affected by #coronavirus."

JEREMY CORBYN, LEADER OF UK'S OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY

"I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery and hope his

family are safe and healthy.

"Coronavirus can and does affect anyone. Everyone be safe.

Our own health depends on everybody else."

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDA MODI

"You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as

well.

"Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a

healthy UK."

NORTHERN IRELAND'S FIRST MINISTER ARLENE FOSTER

"Best wishes to the Prime Minister and Carrie (Symonds,

Johnson's fiancee). No one is immune. Let’s all follow the

guidelines."

SCOTLAND'S FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON

"I send my very best wishes to Boris Johnson and his family.

I don't underestimate for anybody how difficult it is to be

positive for this virus so I certainly send my best wishes to

him for a very speedy recovery."

Reuters

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