Lucas, best known for his comedy skit “Little Britain” and the movie “Bridesmaids,” posted the video on Twitter after Johnson announced changes to UK lockdowns on Sunday, with some saying he has raised more questions than ‘they did not respond.
However, the message was widely criticized for its lack of clarity – something that Lucas grasped.
“So we say not to go to work, to work, not to take public transport, to work, not to work.”
“Stay indoors, if you can work from home, go to work, don’t go to work.”
“Go out, don’t go out. And then we go, or don’t want, something or other.”
As of Monday morning, the video had 2.8 million views and more than 141,000 likes on Twitter, with some users joking that Lucas’ message was easier to understand than that of the Prime Minister.
Another commented: “Tonight’s speech in 18 seconds lol.”
On Sunday, Johnson’s real message was delivered to a pre-recorded television address.
“Work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can’t work from home … and when you go to work, if possible, do it by car or, better still, on foot or by bicycle , “Said Johnson.
“We want it to be safe for you to get to work, so you should avoid public transport as much as possible, because we have to and will maintain a social distance, and capacity will therefore be limited”, a- he added.
While the initial home order has been relaxed, Johnson said there would be “no immediate end” to the nationwide foreclosure.
“Now is not the time to end the lockout this week … we are taking the first prudent steps to change our measures,” said the Prime Minister.
“It would be madness now to spoil this achievement by allowing a second peak … we must remain vigilant. We must continue to control the virus and save lives,” he added.
Arnaud Siad and Nada Bashir of CNN contributed to this report.