England all-rounder Ben Stokes was trolled by fans for showing his support to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech over extending the UK lockdown due to coronavirus until at least June 1. The Coronavirus UK situation doesn't seem to be improving as 31,800 people have reportedly died during the pandemic, making it the second-most affected in the world after the United States.
While addressing the nation amidst the UK lockdown, Boris Johnson in his speech, unveiled a phased plan to ease the lockdown during the Coronavirus UK period. In the latest speech, the 55-year-old said that this is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week while unveiling the 'conditional plan'.
Boris Johnson said that if there are outbreaks and problems, the government will not hesitate to put the brakes on all activities again. The country has been through the initial peak, but it is coming down the mountain that is often more dangerous. As per the plan, schools and shops in the country are likely to reopen from June 1 if the infection rates stay low.
The World Cup 2019 winner tweeted that it seemed like he was in a room in which Boris Johnson was talking to him. He appreciated the speech and lauded it for the connect he felt with it. However, with Johnson being a polarizing figure, fans reacted to differently to Ben Stokes tweet on Boris Johnson's speech -
I felt like I was in the room and he was talking to me...what a brilliant speech @BorisJohnson well done 👏— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) May 10, 2020
Rubbish. It was the worst speech ever. Go out but stay in. Go to work but drive everywhere. Exercise all you want outside but stay at home. Oh by the way you can all go to work at seven hours notice. If it’s that good how come none of the devolved leaders are taking any notice?— Colin Brazier 🇬🇧🇪🇺🌈 #proeu (@MmmmTrams) May 10, 2020
Brilliant. An incompetent PM, filmed as he is to incompetent to do it live, emoted into the camera and you were fooled by it, even as he gave a speech that laid confusion all through it, so much so that more people will die because of it. Don't worry you will be alright.— kronfeld 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 #ProEU (@inselratte) May 10, 2020
Ben Stokes recently ran his first half marathon to raise money for the National Health Service. The 28-year-old completed the run in 1 hour and 39 minutes and the money raised from the run was given to NHS Charities and the national children's cricket charity Chance to Shine. Ben Stokes completed the run near his home in the North-East of England and asked fans to make a donation to a fundraising page set up by three amateur cricketers, who ran full marathons in their back garden.
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