British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for Coronavirus and is self-isolating.
He has developed mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street and remain in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis.
In a video posted on Twitter on Friday, Johnson confirmed that he had developed mild symptoms – “a temperature and persistent cough” – over the last 24 hours and on the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test, which returned positive for Coronavirus.
He said, “Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for Coronavirus.
“I am now self-isolating but will continue to lead government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this.”
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the governmentâs response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020