The Prime Minister appeared to miss pronounce contact tracing as contact tasting during the Downing Street Briefing. Mr Johnson attempted to correct his mistake but he then said contact testing before eventually saying contact tracing.
Mr Johnson said: “There will be scaled up testing at a local level combined with contract tasting, testing, tracing.
“Forgive me, contract, contact tracing through NHS test and trace.”
Some viewers took to Twitter to discuss the Prime Minister’s blunder.
One Twitter user said: “Not for the first time, Boris struggling with contact tracing.”
Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister since 2019
Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister
Another tweeted: “Get your words right @BorisJohnson.”
A third wrote: “I think Boris just malfunctioned.”
Another tweeted: “Think Boris Johnson had been getting a bit of practice in for the pubs opening tomorrow… Contract tasting?”
A fifth wrote: “Every time Boris Johnson is on tv, doing the Press Briefing, you know what he’s going to do. Waffle…waffle…umm…waffle …wash your hands…waffle…enjoy your summer.”
The UK was placed in lockdown in March to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Britain is easing lockdown restrictions further with the reopening of the hospitality sector – as long as social distancing can be maintained.
At the time of writing, Britain has the fifth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
The UK has more than 313,000 cases in total at the time of writing.
The death toll in Britain is currently over 43,000.
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Worldwide there have been more than 10.9 million COVID-19 cases.
The death toll has reached more than 520,000.
More than 6,100,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 2,800,000 confirmed cases.