Brits #clapforBoris as country urges PM to get better soon from coronavirus

BRITS "clapped for Boris" last night as the PM bravely battles coronavirus in hospital.

One man proudly banged a wooden spoon and metal pot together to wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery.

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The elderly shirtless gentleman banged his pot while a man filming shouts "Come on Boris Johnson, you get better."

Mr Johnson worked tirelessly to steer the country through the crisis right up until being admitted to intensive care on Monday following a worsening of his Covid-19 symptoms.

The campaign called "clap for Boris" took place at 8pm last night, with #ClapForBoris trending on Twitter.

Chris Rowell tweeted: "Heartwarming scenes in Hartburn. Plenty people clapping for Boris. One family was beating pots and pans with utensils while a child attempted to play a trumpet."

Families across the UK were also seen clapping and cheering for the Prime Minister as MPs also joined in.

Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire, shared a video of her family clapping last night and wrote: "We're clapping for @BorisJohnson and for all those who are in hospital – get well soon!

"And a huge thank you to everyone in the NHS and the carers who are looking after those with COVID-19 so well."

Dehenna Davison, the Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland, also shared a video and wrote: "Tiny street, lots of noise. Get well soon @BorisJohnson."

Health Minister Nadine Dorris, who has already beaten Covid-19, tweeted: "Heard a noise outside, clock is slow. I opened my front door to the sound of my amazing neighbours whistling, cheering and shouting, ‘come on Boris.’ I’ll admit, I cried.

"For the boss, and everyone everywhere in hospital battling #COVID19 get better soon."

It followed two nationwide rounds of applause for NHS workers on the frontline fighting the spread of coronavirus.

Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, said yesterday from Downing Street: "He's not just the Prime Minister, and for all of us in Cabinet he's not just our boss, he's also a colleague and he's also our friend.

"So, all of our thoughts and prayers are with the Prime Minister at this time, with Carrie and with his whole family.

"And I'm confident he'll pull through because if there's one thing I know about this Prime Minister, he's a fighter and he'll be back at the helm leading us through this crisis in short order.

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The Queen yesterday sent a private message to the PM, fiance Carrie Symonds and the Johnson family.

A spokesman said: "Her Majesty said they were in her thoughts and that she wishes the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery."

NHS staff in hospitals across the country posted Get Well Soon messages for the PM in solidarity after he led the national Clap for the NHS at No 10 last week.

The Archbishop of Canterbury also led prayers.

Meanwhile children and members of the public have been creating "get well soon" cards for the Prime Minister.

Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson shared a hand-made card from one of his children, tweeting: "My 11-year-old has made a get well card for Boris Johnson with an origami NHS heart and summer butterfly.

"We'll post it to Downing Street when it's safe."

Mr Johnson is receiving oxygen treatment, but is not on a ventilator.

The outpouring of support for Boris came on the deadliest day of the crisis yet.

The UK daily death toll from coronavirus reached a new grim high of 786 yesterday – the equivalent of one every two minutes.

But experts said there were signs the curve of the infection rate was “flattening” and that the strict lockdown might be working.

Sir Patrick Vallance, chief scientific adviser, said: "It does begin to suggest things might be moving in the right direction in terms of numbers.

"We won't be sure of that until another week or so."


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