Boris Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus
By Mirror | March 27th 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for
A Downing Street spokesperson said: “After experiencing mild
symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal
advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.
“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the
result of the test was positive.
“In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is
self-isolating in Downing Street.
“He is continuing to lead the government’s response to
In a video message Mr Johnson said: "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."
Mr Johnson, 55, posted a video on Twitter to say that people should
"be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern
technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback
It is not known whether he is staying with his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, who is several months pregnant.
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