The front pages are led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealing they have coronavirus as well as chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
The Daily Express calls the diagnoses of the senior figures a “virus bombshell” which has the Daily Mail asking “who’s next?” and the Daily Mirror declaring “Nobody’s safe”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 27, 2020
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) March 27, 2020
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) March 27, 2020
The Daily Telegraph leans into alliteration as it reports on the “Leaders laid low”, with The Independent saying the “dramatic developments throw a question mark over the UK’s leadership” and The Guardian citing experts as saying the PM “failed to heed his own advice on social distancing”.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 27, 2020
— The Independent (@Independent) March 27, 2020
Guardian front page, Saturday 28 March 2020: Coronavirus strikes at the heart of government pic.twitter.com/TcOdDmVNSc
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 27, 2020
The Times reports that infections in the UK are “doubling every three days”.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) March 27, 2020
The i reports Mr Johnson has been “forced into isolation” but there are “No plans” for Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab “to stand in for him at present”.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) March 27, 2020
Ministers are “under fire for ignoring offers of more ventilators” for the NHS, according to the Financial Times Weekend edition.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 27, 2020
And the Daily Star tells people to “Scrub yer knobs & knockers” to “save our posties”.