Boris Johnson announced the second lockdown (Photo: Getty)
Matt Lucas and Piers Morgan led the celebrity response to Boris Johnson’s announcement of England’s second national headquarters.
Famous personalities weighed in on the Prime Minister’s statement, which was postponed for more than two hours because the Prime Minister urged people to stay home for the second time until December.
The four-week blockade includes the closure of non-essential shops, restrictions on non-essential travel and the closure of cafés and restaurants, with the exception of take-away services.
British presenter Matt reacted to his impression that the Prime Minister laughed at the late press conference by videotaping it: So we say we have a press conference at 4:00 at 5:30 and it starts at 6:45.
Jason Manford also made a joke about the late press conference and said… Where’s Boris? In the beginning I suspect he took a subsidized 3-course in the House of Commons! You’re welcome, BJ.
added Richard Osman: Boris Johnson would hold this press conference with the light off and the flashlight under his chin.
Where’s Boris? In the beginning I suspect he took a subsidized 3-course in the House of Commons! Welcome, BJ!
– Jason Manford (@JasonManford) 31. October 2020
We know he doesn’t do his hair.
– Ed GambleComedy 31. October 2020.
Boris Johnson would hold this press conference with the light off and the flashlight under his chin.
– Richard Osman (@richardosman) 31. October 2020.
I wonder if Boris will be this late when he’s working in cyberspace.
– Chris Ramsey (@IAmChrisRamsey) 31. October 2020
Tests. Tests. Tests.
Why don’t we have a system of quick and regular tests? Why didn’t we use the initial lockout to solve the problem? Why don’t we offer teachers, old people’s homes, workplaces, airports, etc. regular tests so that we can work with confidence?
– Suzanne Reed (@susannareid100) 31. October 2020
The schools are still open? Brother Boris can give this virus a damn visa.
– #ENDSARS (@kreptplaydirty) 31. October 2020
A virus so deadly we’d wait until Thursday to block it out.
– Brave (@dapperlach) 31. October 2020
Meanwhile, some people were not impressed by Dapper Laughs’ tweeter ad: The virus is so deadly, we’ll wait until Thursday to block it out.
Following the announcement that the Prime Minister would be on malicious Twitter, Good Morning’s host Pierce Morgan suggested that the blockade be put in place at least three weeks earlier: How many lives does it take to smooth out Johnson’s last life?
added the Rapper Creeps: The schools are still open? Brother Boris can give this damn virus a visa, like Susanne Reid said: Tests. Tests. Tests.
Why don’t we have a system of quick and regular tests? Why didn’t we use the first lockdown to deal with it? Why don’t we offer teachers, old people’s homes, workplaces, airports, etc. regular tests so that we can work with confidence?
Davina McCall, however, tried to cheer her up by joking that the second suspension could mean the second episode of Big Brother: The best shows of all time.
Reply to a tweet from a fan who has read Lockdown 2 Does Lockdown 2 mean that we are the Big Brother’s Best Shows 2 @ThisisDavina @Rylan?! She just wrote: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
The Prime Minister announced the new restrictions at a postponed press conference.
Schools and main stores will remain open, but all other stores will have to close.
The measures will remain in force until at least the second quarter of 2010. December to try to reduce the speed of the virus spiral.
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The Prime Minister said he could not ignore the gloomy figures suggesting that the second wave could be twice as deadly as the first, as he described the details of the new isolation at a briefing in Downing Street.
He warned that Christmas would be different this year, but added that he hoped families could be together if they acted now.
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