After confirming positive for SARS-CoV-2, British Prime Minister Bois Johnson confirmed that he would continue to lead the country against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a video posted on Twitter by the Prime Minister’s Office on March 27, Mr. Johnson said, “thanks to the miracle of modern technologies,” he was able to continue to run the country, directing it. from anti-Covid-19 efforts from the Prime Minister’s office on 11 Downing Street, right next to one of the world’s most famous addresses [His office is at 10 Downing-ND Street].
However, how could the leader of this 66 million-person European nation conduct a normal job during the period of isolation from Covid-19? Especially when his health minister was also positive for SARS-CoV-2 and his medical staff also quarantined because of the symptoms?The Prime Minister’s isolation itself is not difficult. The actual Downing Street area is actually larger than what one sees on the outside. Behind the famous black door attached with the number 10 plate is a series of buildings, offices, stretching toward 11 and 12 Downing Street – 3 addresses built from the end of the 17th century.Mr. Johnson lives in a rather modest apartment inside Building No. 11, which is easily separated from No. 10. (A British Government spokesman on March 27 said the door between the two buildings would be closed. again). Anything the Prime Minister needs, including working documents, food, drinks, will be left out and he has to get it out himself. However, in an effort to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from spreading, Downing Street will maintain exposure to a minimum.Meetings will be held via video. While this may sound unusual, recent Cabinet meetings have been held online.A spokesman for Prime Minister Johnson confirmed that, at least for the past two weeks, the weekly face-to-face meetings between the Prime Minister and the Queen at Buckingham Palace have turned to call.Among 10 Downing, which is considered to be a workplace rather than Mr. Johnson’s residence, the number of nearly 250 civilian and political advisors has dropped to about 70 people doing the most essential jobs. A spokesman for Mr. Johnson said, among 10 Downing, employees are under the supervision of the implementation of “social spacing” and are recommended to use video calls wherever possible.However, in reality, there are still legal questions about how long the country can be managed in this way. This is because there are still a lot of daily responsibilities that the Prime Minister must personally carry out.At this point, Mr. Johnson’s workday is not much different from the previous one. 8:15 am, a group will meet for the latest Covid-19 updates without the Prime Minister’s attendance. This group includes health officials, chief school advisers, Minister of Health and other Cabinet ministers, depending on the situation. 9:15 am, Mr. Johnson will meet with ministers, health officials, chief scientific advisers, and other political advisers.After that, Mr. Johnson will hold a press conference at about 17:00 to update 66 million British citizens about the latest guidelines and policies of the Government. The British Prime Minister has so far attended most of the events and has only held a press conference with reporters for the past few days.Most of the above can be done effectively using modern technology. In the event that Prime Minister Johnson cannot attend these meetings, he will appoint a representative to attend.However, shortly after the announcement of Prime Minister Johnson, one of his top officials, Secretary of Health Matt Hancock, also confirmed he also infected with SARS-CoV-2 and will quarantine himself. Then, on the afternoon of March 27, British chief medical advisor Chris Whitty also confirmed the symptoms of Covid-19 and would self-quarantine 7 days. He will also work remotely.But the problem is how many officials around the Prime Minister are at risk of getting Covid-19? Despite the size of the Prime Minister’s Office area, Downing Street is an area with many small offices and narrow corridors.Top British officials insist they are still taking serious social restraint and reminding journalists that, in a video on the night of March 26, when Prime Minister Johnson left Downing Street to attend. an event honoring British health workers, he stood at a safe distance from Minister of Finance Rishi Sunak.However, other officials working on Downing Street complain that they cannot fully comply with keeping a distance of 2 meters from each other and some people still go to work despite the obvious symptoms.For weeks, there was skepticism about how long before the Covid-19 epidemic struck the heart of England. Politicians are people whose jobs rely heavily on social interaction. The group working with Mr. Johnson is the latest to face this crisis, and now we will see, how effectively they will run the country from afar.
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