Coronavirus: Social media campaign calls for ‘Clap for Boris’

Many people across Cambridgeshire will be clapping for the Prime Minister this evening (April 7).

By Mark Edwards
Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 5:13 pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist. Picture:PA Wire
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist. Picture:PA Wire

Thousands of people are planning to show their support for Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care with coronavirus, in a round of applause at 8pm following a #clapforboris social media campiagn.

Mr Johnson, 55, is said to have been stable overnight after being taken to St Thomas’ Hospital in London with ‘persistent symptoms’ on Monday (April 6).

It is understood the Queen has sent a message of support to the PM, his pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds and family.

The Clap for Boris event started on social media and so far more than 100,000 people have said they will be taking part, although many have also said they will decline despite with the Prime Minister well.

Similar to the Clap for the NHS event each Thursday, people are encouraged to go outside their homes tonight to clap for Mr Johnson.

Earlier politicians in Peterborough wished the Prime Minister well.

Peterborough MP Paul Bristow said: “Get well soon Boris Johnson. A brilliant PM and whatever you think of him - soon to be a father and husband. Your family and your country needs you!”

North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara tweeted: “My thoughts this evening are with @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds. Very best wishes to both at this difficult time.”