BRITS across the country will clap for Boris Johnson tonight after the Prime Minister was moved into intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”.
Dubbed “clap for Boris” the applause is to show support for the PM, who has been battling Covid-19 since March.
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What time does Clap for Boris start tonight?
Clap for Boris will start tonight (Tuesday, April 7, 2020) at 8pm.
This comes after the PM was hospitalised on Sunday, April 5 before being moved into intensive care on the evening on April 6.
Much like the Clap for NHS it is expected millions of people across the UK will stand and clap from their doorways in unison to support the PM.
Why will people clap for Boris Johnson?
After Boris was admitted to hospital and moved into intensive care a Facebook campaign was set urging Brits to come join a nationwide round of applause at 8pm to show of support for the PM, who has handed temporary control to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
Mr Raab said Boris is a “fighter” and will “pull through” as he spoke about his “friend’s” health during the government’s press conference on the evening of April 7.
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How can I get involved?
Everyone is encouraged to get involved in clapping for Boris.
You can join millions in applauding the PM by going out on your doorstep, in your garden, on your balcony or leaning out of your window to give a rousing roar and clap in show of support.
When was Boris Johnson admitted to hospital?
The PM was hospitalised on Sunday, April 5 as a precautionary measure, Downing Street said at the time.
But on the night of Monday, April 6 it was revealed he had been moved to the intensive care unit.
A No 10 statement read: “The prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.
“Over the course of [Monday] afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital.
“The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”