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    Global COVID-19 Cases Spike to Highest Level Post-Lockdown (220)

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a speech in London on Monday to outline his new "three-tier” system of restrictions, aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the UK.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared on television twice on Monday, in the House of Commons and during a press briefing, when unveiling his much-touted “three-tier” system that is set to place different regions of the country under separate levels of restrictions, depending on outbreak severity.

    However, viewers seemed somewhat distracted from the contents of Johnson’s message, as they commented on his appearance and seeming hair loss on social media.

    The latter symptom has been linked with COVID-19, which the PM suffered from earlier in the pandemic.

    Boris Johnson had been admitted to hospital in April after testing positive for coronavirus, spending three nights in intensive care.

    Upon spotting several strands of hair on Johnson’s shoulders when he was addressing the Commons, netizens let their imaginations run wild as they puzzled over whether it might be the effects of his recent coronavirus illness.

    ​Others wondered why the Prime Minister wouldn’t find the time to check his appearance before addressing the public.

    ​Some thought the hairs might be from Johnson’s dog, Dylin, a white, male Jack Russell cross.

    ​Some comments on social media struck a more light-hearted vein.

    Global COVID-19 Cases Spike to Highest Level Post-Lockdown (220)


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