By Arré Bench Mar. 28, 2020
With the British Prime Minister, Health Minister, the Queen, and the Prince of Wales all in isolation, two key decision-making ministers in the cabinet right now are Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and Home Minister Priti Patel. Social media had a field day with the fact that two Indian-origin ministers are now in charge of Britain.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to social media to announce that he has tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms. Health Minister Matt Hancock is another high profile minister from the government who has been tested positive.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
A few days back, Prince Charles, first in line to the British throne had also tested positive with mild symptoms, and had to go into self isolation.
Queen Elizabeth remains in "good health," says Buckingham Palace, adding that she last saw Prince Charles on March 12 https://t.co/BuJBQJx0IZ
— CNN International (@cnni) March 25, 2020
Queen Elizabeth has also had to practise social distancing, leaving the Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle to spend time in self isolation.
It looks like Queen Elizabeth's self-isolation plan involves a castle and horseback ridinghttps://t.co/HzIrJ92diP
— Evening Standard Insider (@StandardInsider) March 22, 2020
With the British Prime Minister, Health Minister, the Queen and the Prince of Wales all in isolation, two key decision making ministers in the cabinet right now are Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and Home Minister Priti Patel. Social media had a field day with two Indian-origin ministers in charge of Britain.
Colonial references incoming in 3…2…1…
🇬🇧Queen, Prince and Prime Minister in isolation…
🇬🇧So who is in charge of Great Britain ?
🇬🇧Finance Minister Rishi or Home Minister Priti ?
🇮🇳Quite a comeback after 200 years!
🇮🇳Indians ruling Britain ! 🇮🇳
— Jawhar Sircar (@jawharsircar) March 28, 2020
Well, well, well, how the turntables.
In Great Britain, The Queen, The Prince Of Wales & The Prime Minister, all are in isolation!
So, who is running the country?
Well, it could be The Chancellor Of Exchequer (India born, Rushi Sunak) or The Home Sectetary, Priti Patel!
What a delicious irony!
— President of the world 🏴☠️ (@Maan_99_) March 28, 2020
Did someone say Karma?
Karma is real!
So the queen, prince and prime minister in isolation…if now…finance minister Rishi is in charge of Great Britain it’s quite a comeback after 200 years! 🤣
— Chandirakumar Nagarajan (@chandirakumarn) March 28, 2020
Has the sun finally set on the Empire?
2/2 After 200 years, Indians ruling Great Britain !!
Robert Clive, Queen Victoria,
Winston Churchill et al must be turning in their graves. 👍👍
— Joe Baba (@joe_baba_) March 28, 2020
Some have even declared victory.
India🇮🇳 ruling Britain🇬🇧
— NISHANTH REDDY (@NISHANTHREDDYG2) March 28, 2020
While the jokes are meant on a lighter note, one wishes speedy recovery for Prime Minister Johnson and members of the Royal Family. India and Britain will need to assist each other to tackle the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world. As we take pride in the success of British citizens of Indian-origin, we might as well pay heed to the advice they have to offer.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) March 27, 2020
Stay home, save lives.