Left Menu
Development News Edition

EU's Barnier wishes Britain's Johnson 'a speedy recovery'

PTI | Brussels | Updated: 27-03-2020 20:35 IST | Created: 27-03-2020 19:52 IST
EU's Barnier wishes Britain's Johnson 'a speedy recovery'
Representative Image Image Credit: Wikimedia

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted wishes for "a speedy recovery" to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday after the latter said he was infected with COVID-19. Barnier -- who revealed March 19 that he too has come down with the illness from the new coronavirus and was self-isolating -- used a hashtag urging European unity.

"Wishing a speedy recovery to PM Boris Johnson. My thoughts are with him and, indeed, with all families in the UK and across Europe & the world that are affected by coronavirus," Barnier tweeted. "I am convinced Europe can overcome these difficulties together. #StrongerTogether." The EU and Britain have suspended their meetings meant to work out a treaty on future ties following the UK's exit in January from the European bloc.

Britain's lead negotiator in the talks, David Frost, also displayed virus symptoms, London said just two days after Barnier announced his positive result. Johnson posted a video message to his Twitter account on Friday saying he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after developing "mild symptoms".

His health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced minutes later that he too had mild symptoms and had been tested positive.



Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...


Latest News

#Unlock1: People arrive at Delhi's Gazipur market to buy essentials

People arrived at the wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Gazipur here on Monday to make purchases, amid Unlock1.Buyers and vendors present in the market were seen wearing masks and adhering to social distancing norms. People in large n...

AGC Networks to acquire Fujisoft in Middle East

Mumbai Maharashtra India, June 1 ANIPRNewswire A Global Solutions Integrator announced that it will be acquiring Fujisoft along with its associated companies in UAE through its indirect subsidiary - Black Box Holdings Limited Cayman Islands...

ECB 'extremely heartened' after govt gives go-ahead for resumption of professional sports

The England and Wales Cricket Board ECB on Sunday welcomed the UK governments go-ahead for the resumption of professional sports behind closed doors saying that it is extremely heartened by the announcement. Secretary of State for Digital, ...

Jasprit Bumrah wants saliva alternative to shine ball when cricket resumes

Raising concerns over being unable to shine the ball with saliva when cricket resumes, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said he wants an alternative to maintaining the ball as the restriction poses difficulties for the bowlers. Bumrah was speaki...

Give Feedback