14 April 2020
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted Puthandu wishes yesterday, as Tamils around the world celebrated the new year.
“Happy New Year to all celebrating Puthandu,” tweeted the official Prime Minister’s page.
“This year's celebrations may be slightly different from usual, but we must remember why we are staying apart,” it added. “So stay home, protect the NHS and save lives this Puthandu.”
The tweet comes as Johnson recovers from coronavirus, after being discharged from hospital this week.
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