Coronavirus: Matt Lucas’ video mocking Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation goes viral

Derrick Santistevan

Comic Matt Lucas has posted a video mocking Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation on coronavirus.

In a clip which has actually been seen more than 3 million times on Twitter, the Little Britain star parodied the prime minister following his statement on how the lockdown will relieved in England.

Lucas stated: “So we are stating do not go to work, go to work, do not take public transportation go to work, do not go to work.

He added: “If you can work from home, go to work. Don’t go to work. Go outside. Don’t go outside. And then we will or won’t, something or other.”

Lucas exposed in a later tweet that he understands 7 people who have actually passed away with coronavirus

Social media users have actually applauded Lucas’ parody video of the speech, with one NHS nurse stating she had actually been “devastated” by the statement however that the video had “helped me smile”.

Another Twitter user stated: “Thank you Matt, I have literally laughed my head clean off!!! Watched it numerous times & still chuckling…genius!!!”

Some social media users stated Lucas’ video had actually provided a much-needed laugh

Others criticised the video for making a joke out of a major circumstance.

One user stated: “Meanwhile Matt people are dying !!!! Love ya to bits but…….. Not really the time for taking the p***. People are having to bury their families !!!!!”

Lucas later on reacted: “I know 7 people who have died, Andy. When the message from our PM is clear and effective, satirists like me will be out of a job. I’ll be happy when that happens.”

Mr Johnson has actually gotten criticism that his speech did not offer adequate clearness on how the lockdown is being relieved.

‘ Go to work if you can’t work from home’

He revealed the conditional intend on Sunday night after the federal government altered its message from “stay at home” to “stay alert”.

Those who can refrain from doing their tasks from home need to be “actively encouraged to go to work”, the prime minister stated, however people need to prevent public transportation if possible.

More information are set to be revealed in a 50- page file this afternoon.

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However some stated the speech had actually developed confusion.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer stated: “The prime minister appears to be effectively telling millions of people to go back to work without a clear plan for safety or clear guidance as to how to get there without using public transport.”

The leaders of Scotland and Wales likewise declined the decision to change the “stay at home” motto with one to “stay alert”.

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