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West Norfolk MPs send well wishes to Boris Johnson

West Norfolk MPs send well wishes to Boris Johnson

Published by Beth Pridding
3:09pm 7th April 2020.

West Norfolk's MPs are sending their best wishes to the Prime Minister and his family as he continues to fight COVID-19. 

Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care last night, but Downing Street says he's breathing without a ventilator and hasn't been diagnosed with pneumonia. 

Messages of support have been flooding in for the Prime Minister from all over the world, including from the Queen, Donald Trump and former PM David Cameron. 

North West Norfolk MP, James Wild said: 

"First and foremost, this is a very concerning time for Carrie and the Prime Minister's family and my thoughts are with them and I know the people of West Norfolk will also be thinking of them. 

"I'm lucky enough to have worked directly for the Prime Minister in Downing Street as one of his advisors. I've seen first-hand the spirit, the passion and the determination which characterise him. I know he'll be fighting this virus with all he's got and I know that we'll all be supporting him in that fight. 

"This just brings home all the other people who are in hospital or at home fighting this virus, our friends and family. And the enormous debt of gratitude that we owe to NHS staff, to carers, to social workers, to people in hospices who are helping people as they fight this terrible virus. So, I just want to say a huge thank you to them. 

"This is a reminder of why it's so crucial as we come up to Easter, as the weather improves, that we need to continue to follow the advice to stay at home to protect the NHS and to save lives."

Meanwhile, Liz Truss, who represents South West Norfolk, said she's thinking about Boris, his pregnant fiance Carrie Symonds, and his entire family. 

She's working closely with Dominic Raab. who is currently leading the government. 

Mrs Truss, who is Secretary of State for International Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities, said:

"First and foremost my thoughts are for Boris, Carrie and his family during this extremely worrying time. I sincerely hope for a swift recovery for him. The government is strong and united in fighting Covid19 and we are all working together to ensure the messages made by the Prime Minister are reinforced, stay home, protect the NHS, save lives. 

"Dominic Raab is leading the charge very effectively and I am working closely with him during these very challenging times. This disease does not discriminate, it shows no fear or favour, and the whole country must be alert to its potentially devasting impact. I know that the Prime Minister will gain much comfort watching the UK join together to defeat Covid19."