UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests COVID-19 positive
Prince Charles has also tested positive for the novel coronavirus two days back
UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19. The 55-year-old PM has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street.
He has posted a video revealing he has a temperature and a persistent cough. “I am working from home, I’m self isolating, and that’s entirely the right thing to do,” he said.
He tweeted, “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.
"Together we will beat this."
Johnson was tested for COVID-19 based on the advice of England’s chief medical officer and the result of the test was positive.
Britain’s Prince Charles has also tested positive for the novel coronavirus two days back. The 71-year-old Prince was tested after he had been displaying mild symptoms. “The Prince has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health, and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” an official statement read.
Charles has self-isolated in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, who has tested negative for the coronavirus.
A total of 11,658 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in Britain, and yesterday it recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period.