World leaders, British royal family pray for PM Boris Johnson’s speedy recovery

“This horrific virus does not discriminate. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Please #StayHomeSaveLives,”said May, who was the second premier to have resigned over the Brexit crisis. Her resignation led to Johnson being elected as leader of the ruling Conservative party and subsequently the prime ministership.

When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

President Woodrow Wilson is best known as the American commander-in-chief during World War I. His case is an intriguing one. Wilson suffered a severe stroke in 1919, the year after the global conflict ended, and was largely incapacitated for the remainder of his presidency until 1921. That produced speculation that his wife, Edith, was running […]

China reports zero daily deaths from coronavirus for the first time since January

In the US, the governors of New York and New Jersey pointed to tentative signs that the outbreak was starting to plateau, but warned against complacency. More than 10,000 people have died in the US after contracting Covid-19, and more than 350,000 people have been formally diagnosed.

Tuesday briefing: Dominic Raab steps up as Johnson ails

Lunchtime read: Kirstie Allsopp on isolation, isolation, isolation The TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp discusses life during lockdown as she prepares to launch a new series on home crafts aimed at helping the rest of us while away time in isolation. She tells Emie Saner about how she keeps sane (“Call The Midwife”), growing up in […]

#ClapForBoris: Trump, World Leaders Send Messages of Support as PM Johnson Remains in ICU

The Labour Party’s new leader Sir Keir Starmer called it “terribly sad news” while shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth told the BBC: “He is our nation’s leader and we are rooting for him to come through this because we want him back fit and healthy, leading the fight against this awful, awful, virus.

Coronavirus: Experts share what they think the world will look like once lockdown is lifted

It is a struggle to work out how high the unemployment rate, for example, will go. The best guess we have now, based on half a million signing on for Universal Credit in nine days, is well over 10% and maybe even go over 20.

The Walking Dead’s Angela Kang on Season 10 Finale, Maggie’s Return, and New Characters

The Walking Dead aired an unusual Season 10 finale on Sunday night. The episode was not able to conclude the batch of episode which began Season 10 in the fall of 2019 because the true finale, Episode 10×16, has not yet been completed. The behind the series has been unable to get to thee studio […]

The Pedophile-Blind Cardinal Who Could Bring Down Pope Francis

On the contrary, after Pell’s first night of testimony, he and the pope met for a private audience in Vatican City during which, Pell told the commission, he did not specifically discuss his evidence with the pontiff. Instead he said he “arranged to have daily briefs sent to the pope” about the hearings. He then […]

UK PM Johnson in intensive care, needed oxygen after COVID-19 symptoms worsened

“He’s been really something very special – strong, resolute, doesn’t quit, doesn’t give up,” Trump told a news briefing, adding he had asked two pharmaceutical firms developing potential COVID-19 therapies to get in touch with the British government to offer their services.

Factbox: Reaction as UK PM Johnson moved to intensive care

JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY “The news that our Prime Minister has been moved to intensive care deepens our compassion for all who are seriously ill and for those caring for them. I invite all people of faith to join me in praying for Boris Johnson and his loved ones.”