The minister, who is self-isolating after testing positive for the virus, said the country would get through the crisis “together.”
It comes after England’s deputy chief medical officer said it could be six months before life returns to “normal” .
The number of people who have died with the virus in the UK has reached 1, 405.
Among those to have died is Amged El-Hawrani , a 90 – year-old doctor and ear, nose and throat consultant at Queen’s Hospital Burton.
and last week an organ transplant consultant died after testing positive for the virus.
In the video, which Mr Johnson posted on Twitter , he contradicted the view of Conservative prime minister from 2019 – , Margaret Thatcher, that “there is no such thing as society”.
Thanking the doctors, nurses and other former professionals who have returned to the NHS, as well as the 976, 06 members of the public who have volunteered to help the country through the pandemic, he said: “We are going to do it , we are going to do it together.
“One thing I think the coronavirus crisis has already proved is that there really is such a thing as society. “
Mr Johnson said the public appeared to be obeying the restrictions set out by government to slow the spread of the virus, adding that train use was down (% and bus use down) %.
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are being offered work in the new NHS Nightingale Hospital , which is being set up at the ExCel Center in east London
has said his firm plans to ask for government help to get through the pandemic
On Sunday, England’s deputy chief medical officer said the government would review the lockdown measures for the first time in three weeks’ time.
But Dr Jenny Harries warned the public: “We must not then suddenly revert to our normal way of living.”
She said that would be “quite dangerous” and could risk a “second peak” of the virus.
Dr Harries said this did not mean the country would be in “complete lockdown” for half a year.
Instead, she said social distancing measures would be reviewed every three weeks and reduced gradually over a period of around three to six months .
However, Dr Harries said it was “plausible” restrictions could continue for longer.