Coronavirus Outbreak: UK prime minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, says will lead govt via video-conference
Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus .
He posted a short video clip on Twitter sharing the news of being afflicted with the virus.
“Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for the coronavirus . I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives,” he captioned the post.
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 government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
In the video, Johnson said that he has developed persistent coughs and mild temperature. On the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test, which confirmed the condition.
The British premier said that he is working from home and self-isolating. He added that it is “entirely the right thing to do".
Earlier this week, Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, tested positive for coronavirus . The 71-year-old heir to the British throne is now self-isolating at his home in Scotland, a spokesperson had said.
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