Boris Johnson

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Johnson: Brits Are Fatter Than Most Everyone But the Maltese

Says politicians can't treat obesity as 'irrelevant'

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who weighed close to 250 pounds when he was hospitalized with COVID-19 , suggested he is no longer a "libertarian" on the subject of obesity. He said Monday that the British are "significantly fatter" than most other nations in Europe—"apart from the... More »

Boris Johnson Stands by Lockdown Scofflaw

Aide who traveled to parents' house despite travel ban will keep his job

(Newser) - Faced with near-universal calls for the ouster of a top aide who flouted his own lockdown, Boris Johnson stood solidly with Dominic Cummings on Sunday, in what the New York Times calls a "blustery performance." "He followed the instincts of every father and every parent, and I... More »

Allies Leave Johnson on Aide Who Broke Lockdown Rules

Dominic Cummings has declined to resign after driving 260 miles to parents' house

(Newser) - One day after top government leaders backed the aide to Boris Johnson who violated pandemic lockdown rules, support in Parliament lessened. Dominic Cummings has conceded that he, with his wife and son, drove to his parents' house, 260 miles from London, in April. "He has at the very least... More »

Get Used to Life Like This, Leaders Tell Europeans

Conte, Johnson advise their nations not to count on a vaccine

(Newser) - In separate, stark warnings, two major European leaders have bluntly told their citizens that the world needs to adapt to living with the coronavirus and cannot wait to be saved by a vaccine. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, pushed by his nation's regional leaders and weeks ahead of an... More »

Boris Johnson: We Have a New Slogan

Britain's prime minister unveils the country's new coronavirus plan

(Newser) - Living in England? You might be going to work tomorrow. Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation Sunday and said it's time to begin easing the coronavirus lockdown, CNN reports. The government's previous stance was that people should go to work "if they must," he said.... More »

Bad News for Brits Hoping to End Lockdown

Boris Johnson expected to announce another 3 weeks

(Newser) - Taking a different tack than most nations, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to extend the bulk of the country’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions for three weeks or so Sunday evening. Following a week of mixed messages that started with Johnson indicating that there will be changes to the... More »

British PM Names Baby After 2 Important People

Carrie Symonds gave birth to the boy only days after Johnson recovered his health

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, honoring their grandfathers and doctors who cared for the UK leader after contracting the coronavirus, the AP reports. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page, posting a picture of her cradling the... More »

Russian Prime Minister Has COVID-19

No word on when Mikhail Mishustin last met in person with Putin

(Newser) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has told President Vladimir Putin he will self-isolate, per the AP . First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov will temporarily perform Mishustin’s duties, but the prime minister said Thursday that he would stay in touch on... More »

Boris Johnson Back in Hospital, This Time for a Good Reason

'Healthy baby boy' born Wednesday in London to British PM, partner Carrie Symonds

(Newser) - Boris Johnson finally has some good news to report. The British prime minister and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, both of whom fell ill with the novel coronavirus, have announced the birth of their first child together. The statement said the couple was "thrilled" to welcome a "healthy baby... More »

Johnson Says UK Is at Moment of 'Maximum Risk'

Back at work, he warns against ending lockdown too early

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged his lockdown-weary nation to be patient Monday, arguing that easing social and economic restrictions too soon would create a second deadly spike of coronavirus infections. On his first day back at work in three weeks after a bout of COVID-19 that left him dangerously... More »

Boris Johnson 'Raring to Go'

PM returns to the job Monday after recovering from coronavirus

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is returning to work at 10 Downing St. on Monday after recovering from the coronavirus that put him in intensive care, with his government facing growing criticism over the deaths and disruption it has caused. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who the AP reports has been... More »

Boris Johnson Is Out of the Hospital

British PM makes first comments since leaving the ICU

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not only out of the ICU , he's out of the hospital and sounds grateful to be on the other side of it. "I can't thank them enough," he said, per CNN , of medical staff at St. Thomas' Hospital in his... More »

Boris Johnson Leaves the ICU

British prime minister improving in London hospital

(Newser) - Good news out of Britain on Boris Johnson: The prime minister has been moved out of the ICU as he recovers from the coronavirus, reports the Guardian . However, the 55-year-old remains in St. Thomas Hospital in London. "He has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the... More »

UK Official: 'Things Are Getting Better' for Boris Johnson

Prime minister said to be 'stable,' 'improving' in bout with coronavirus

(Newser) - Boris Johnson is still in intensive care in London after being infected with the coronavirus, but signs are pointing toward him slowly getting better. The UK prime minister, who spent his third night in the ICU at St. Thomas' Hospital, is "stable" and "improving," Culture Secretary Oliver... More »

Trump: I Sent Help to Boris Johnson

Claims 2 'leading companies' could offer 'complex treatment'

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that he'd offered "help" in treating British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care battling COVID-19. Trump said he'd asked two "leading companies" with experience treating "ebola, AIDS, others" to "contact London immediately," per Politico . As for... More »

Boris Johnson Is Now in the ICU

UK prime minister entered the hospital Sunday night over persistent coronavirus symptoms

(Newser) - Monday morning brought the news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had entered the hospital Sunday night as a precautionary measure for more tests because he continued to show symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the coronavirus. Now, an apparent worsening. Bloomberg reports the 55-year-old has been taken to... More »

Boris Johnson Reportedly Gets Oxygen Treatment

But hospitalized prime minister 'still very much in charge,' says British government official

(Newser) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "still very much in charge" of the UK despite his hospitalization for COVID-19 over the weekend, says a British government official. The official word is that the 55-year-old Johnson entered the hospital as a precautionary measure for more tests because he continued to show... More »

Boris Johnson Is Hospitalized

Britain's PM still has coronavirus symptoms, 10 days after testing positive

(Newser) - Britain's prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago—and Sunday he was hospitalized with symptoms that just wouldn't quit, the Guardian reports. "On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," says a Downing Street... More »

Britain's Boris Johnson Tests Positive

Prime minister will self-isolate at home but keep working

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be self-isolating for the near future, reports NPR . In a video , the 55-year-old said he has "mild symptoms" of a persistent cough and a temperature but is otherwise OK. He said he... More »

Britain Tightens Restrictions, Limits Gatherings to 2 People

'Stay at home,' Boris Johnson tells nation in somber address

(Newser) - Britain has become the latest European country to go into effective lockdown to deal with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday sweeping curbs on everyday activity that include the banning of any gatherings of more than two people. As well as instructing the... More »

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