UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for coronavirus. And he will be self-isolating in Downing Street.
He has mild symptoms and will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, a government spokesperson confirmed. In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street.
“He is continuing to lead the government’s response to coronavirus,” the statement said.
The PM also confirmed he was struck down with the infection in a video on Twitter.
He said: ‘Hi folks I want to bring you up to speed with something that’s happening today which is I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say a temperature and persistent cough.
‘On the advice of the chief medical officer that has come out positive so I am working from home, self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do. But be in no doubt that thanks to the wizardry of modern technology I can continue to communicate with my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus.’