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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.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo
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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'.

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.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris JohnsonANDREW PARSONS/10 DOWNING STvia REUTERS

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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