Last night Boris Johnson, who we learnt had tested positive for Covid-19 last week and hospitalised on Sunday, is now in the intensive care unit.
It came as a shock to many given all the communication up until that point seemed to suggest the prime minister's case was mild, and foreign secretary/PM understudy Dominic Raab was still trying to convince people that Johnson was "in charge", running the country from his hospital bed – despite not having heard from him in days.
As the news came out, the public was understandably shook. Twitter, WhatsApp and group chats imploded, and speculation and rumours seemed to flood social media.
Quickly, it seemed the public – already frustrated at being stuck indoors with not much to do – decided clapping was the way forward. Because apparently that's our new thing in times of coronavirus.
Those who found it in themselves to feel sorry for the prime minister began suggesting that we should all #ClapForBoris tonight. As we all know, claps are great to a) get NHS workers the workers' rights, remuneration and social value they're entitled to; and b) cure people of coronavirus.
Leave.EU have been the biggest backers of this initiative...
🗓 Tonight, Tues 7th April
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