Hilarious ‘Covid-Okie’ video pokes fun at government’s coronavirus measures

A video poking fun at the government’s coronavirus policies is being shared widely on social media – as England enters a third national lockdown.

The TikTok clip entitled ‘Covid-Okie’ is a compilation of images of Boris Johnson and different schemes he has brought in including the Tier system and Eat Out to Help Out.

The words from the classic children’s song the Hokey Cokey have been replaced with new lyrics mocking the government’s response to the pandemic which has been full of u-turns. 

The lyrics go: ‘You put your household in, your children out, Eat Out to Help Out, spread it all about.’

A video poking fun at the government's coronavirus policies is being shared widely on social media - as England enters a third national lockdown

A video poking fun at the government's coronavirus policies is being shared widely on social media - as England enters a third national lockdown

A video poking fun at the government’s coronavirus policies is being shared widely on social media – as England enters a third national lockdown

The TikTok clip entitled 'Covid-Okie' is a compilation of images of Boris Johnson and different schemes he has brought in including the Tier system and Eat Out to Help Out

The TikTok clip entitled 'Covid-Okie' is a compilation of images of Boris Johnson and different schemes he has brought in including the Tier system and Eat Out to Help Out

The TikTok clip entitled ‘Covid-Okie’ is a compilation of images of Boris Johnson and different schemes he has brought in including the Tier system and Eat Out to Help Out

It continues with a video of Boris Johnson shaking his hands around as the song carries on: ‘You do the Covid-okie then U turn around, then you go into a third lockdown, here we go!’

The hilarious video has been shared over 28,000 times on social media and has been liked by 87,000 people. 

TikTok users were quick to comment with one writing: ‘Why is this so true’.

Another commented saying: ‘Haha proper Boris vibes’ while another simply said: ‘Amazing’. 

The video came after Boris Johnson plunged England into a national lockdown in some ways even more brutal than last March last night in a desperate bid to keep the mutant coronavirus at bay while vaccines are rolled out.

The words from the classic children's song the Hokey Cokey have been replaced with new lyrics mocking the government's response to the pandemic which has been full of u-turns

The words from the classic children's song the Hokey Cokey have been replaced with new lyrics mocking the government's response to the pandemic which has been full of u-turns

The words from the classic children’s song the Hokey Cokey have been replaced with new lyrics mocking the government’s response to the pandemic which has been full of u-turns

The lyrics go: 'You put your household in, your children out, Eat Out to Help Out, spread it all about'

The lyrics go: 'You put your household in, your children out, Eat Out to Help Out, spread it all about'

The lyrics go: ‘You put your household in, your children out, Eat Out to Help Out, spread it all about’

Just a day after he urged parents to send their children back, the PM declared in a sombre address from No10 that primary and secondary schools will be shut from today until at least February half-term, with only the vulnerable and offspring of key workers allowed to go in.

University students are being told to stay at home and study remotely, while exams will not go ahead as planned. Nurseries can stay open.

Under the the new guidance, published overnight, non-essential retail, all hospitality, gyms and swimming pools will be ordered to close across the country. 

It continues with a video of Boris Johnson shaking his hands around as the song carries on: 'You do the Covid-okie then U turn around, then you go into a third lockdown, here we go!'

It continues with a video of Boris Johnson shaking his hands around as the song carries on: 'You do the Covid-okie then U turn around, then you go into a third lockdown, here we go!'

It continues with a video of Boris Johnson shaking his hands around as the song carries on: ‘You do the Covid-okie then U turn around, then you go into a third lockdown, here we go!’

Cafes, bars and restaurants will be allowed to serve takeaway – but in a tightening from the draconian measures last spring, they will not be allowed to serve any alcohol. Vulnerable people are being told to shield where possible. Communal worship can continue with social distancing in place. 

The public will once again only be allowed to leave home for one of five reasons: to go to work if essential, shop for necessities, exercise – allowed with one other person from another household, care for someone, or to seek medical help or flee threat of domestic violence. 

Many also took to social media to share memes reflecting how they felt about yet more restrictions.  

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