British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals

27.03.2020 - Democracy Now!

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British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals
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In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a video posted on Twitter today he’s tested positive for COVID 19 and will work from home in self-isolation.

And Ireland will nationalize its entire healthcare system for the duration of the pandemic. This is Irish Health Minister Simon Harris. “Patients with this virus will be treated for free, and they’ll be treated as part of a single, national hospital service. As the taoiseach outlined, today I received government approval that for the duration of this crisis, the state will take control of all private hospital facilities and manage all of the resources for the common benefit of all of our people. There can be no room for public versus private when it comes to pandemic.”

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