Around the world, the heads of state have stepped up to the challenges created by the pandemic.
In Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová matches her face mask to her outfit every day. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has hosted daily press conferences. But Boris Johnson is seemingly nowhere to be found.
Perhaps the middle of a pandemic – where the government has got a lot to answer for – isn’t the best time to step away from the spotlight. The UK government has been hosting daily press conferences to update the country about how the government is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson hasn’t led any press conferences since 12 May, and the last time that he was seen at work was during PMQs a week ago. He was seen "clapping for carers" 6 days ago.
On Twitter, people came up with a couple of different explanations about why Johnson is nowhere to be seen.
URGENT: Have you seen this man? Last spotted a week ago in the Westminster area. Police urge anyone with informatio… https://t.co/e1ojmjNcGK
— Have I Got News For You (@Have I Got News For You)
Someone posted a version of the government’s Covid alert system.
Talking of donkeys and #donkeygate where is the Prime Minister?
— Land of Tope & Dory (@Land of Tope & Dory)
@BorisJohnson Are you tweeting from a bunker?