OUR prayers are with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and all those battling coronavirus, says Solihull Council’s leader.
Councillor Ian Courts said it highlighted how everyone is at risk at this time.
In his latest leader’s statement, he said today: “As I write this, we have had the news that the Prime Minister has been taken into Intensive Care.
“If this is not a measure of the seriousness of this illness, which will attack anyone, then what is? Our prayers are with Boris and all of those suffering from this illness.
“Our applause must be for all those on the frontline fighting this illness, and for all those involved in this war in every walk of life.
“My personal thanks also go to our own officer team, led by the Chief Executive, at the forefront of the campaign in Solihull and the West Midlands.
“As we enter our third week of staying at home to protect out NHS, some may be wondering how much longer these restrictions will have to be in place. As yet, we do not know. We have not reached the peak and we must continue.
“Her Majesty the Queen said on Sunday: ‘Together we are tackling this disease and if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it’ and ‘that success will belong to each and every one of us’.
“By staying home, we are giving our NHS the window of opportunity to scale up its response. For example, our own NEC Nightingale hospital will be accepting patients soon, and helping our NHS cope with the expected increase in demand.”