People trying to sell Boris Johnson coronavirus letters on eBay

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People have tried to sell their coronavirus letter from Boris Johnson on Ebay for as much as £1,000.

In March, every household in the UK received a warning letter from the prime minister to make them aware of the COVID-19 virus.

But instead of opening them and reading the information that was enclosed, a number of people are now attempting to sell them online.

According to Mirror Online, more than 100 of the letters have been listed on auction site eBay, with price tags as high as £1,000 each.

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But while optimistic sellers expect four-figure returns for the historic document, the vast majority are selling for no more than £5.

A few lucky Brits did manage to shift theirs for a fair bit more, however, with one selling for £89.99 and another for £51.

The letters listed are unopened, however, so are being sold without the occupants of the home having read the Prime Minister's warning – who was self-isolating after catching the virus himself at the time.

In the letter the Prime Minister will outline the guidance everyone should follow and the measures the Government has put in place to fight coronavirus and to support businesses and workers.

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In March, the prime minister sent a letter to every household in the UK

Johnson also urged everyone to follow the rules to save lives and thanked NHS staff working round the clock as well as everyone volunteering their time to protect others.

The Prime Minister wrote: “From the start, we have sought to put in the right measures at the right time.

“We will not hesitate to go further if that is what the scientific and medical advice tells us we must do.

“It’s important for me to level with you. We know things will get worse before they get better.

The letter contained important information about coronavirus

“But we are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal.

“I want to thank everyone who is working flat out to beat the virus, in particular the staff in our fantastic NHS and care sector across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“It has been truly inspirational to see our doctors, nurses and other carers rise magnificently to the needs of the hour.

“Thousands of retired doctors and nurses are returning to the NHS – and hundreds of thousands of citizens are volunteering to help the most vulnerable.

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“That is why, at this moment of national emergency, I urge you, please, to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

As well as the letter, the envelope contains a leaflet explaining the Government’s advice, along with explanations of symptoms, hand washing guidance, rules on leaving the house, self-isolating with symptoms and shielding vulnerable people.

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