British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
Johnson broke the news via a post on his personal Twitter account on Friday confirming that he was suffering from mild symptoms relating to the virus.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that he has tested for the Covid-19 virus.
The 55-year-old broke the news on a Twitter post from his personal @BorisJohnson profile acknowledging that he had exhibited 'mild symptoms of the virus'.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
After developing these symptoms, Johnson was advised by the Chief Medical officer to undergo a test which subsequently proved positive.
Johnson added that thanks to the 'wizardry of modern technology' he will maintain contact with his team of advisors and lead the national fightback against the Covid-19 virus and continued to issue a series of thanks for all involved in the coronavirus effort in the UK.
As of 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT) this morning, there had been 11,813 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, with 578 deaths in total, 115 of those being confirmed on March 27th. A total of 135 individuals have officially recovered from the disease.
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