For 10 days Boris Johnson had done his best to present a brave face to the world as he fought his own personal battle against the coronavirus that has brought Britain to its knees.
Almost as soon as he started to complain of symptoms a week last Thursday he was insisting that it was business as usual, chairing a meeting of companies making NHS ventilators by conference call.
That Thursday evening, March 26, he took part in the first “clap for the NHS”, standing outside his new home alongside Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, in Downing Street.
The following morning he chaired his regular meeting of the coronavirus “war Cabinet” of top ministers before disclosing his condition in the first of several video updates for social media.
“Be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team and lead
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