Coronavirus scare: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Updated: Mar 27, 2020, 17:48 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Although he has tested positive for coronavirus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will continue to discharge his duties from self-isolation, a spokesman said

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture/Twitter Boris Johnson
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture/Twitter Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter and informed his followers that he has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. In his post, Boris said that he developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.

Informing his countrymen that he is in self isolation, Johnson said that he will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as UK fight's the global pandemic. Johnson wrote: 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.

Although he has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he will continue to discharge his duties from self-isolation, a spokesman said on Friday, reports IANS. Boris Johnson is second high-profile British leader to test positive for the novel coronavirus after Prince Charles tested positive a few days ago.

Besides Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, several ministers in Johnson's government and MPs have also tested positive for Covid-19.

With inputs from Agencies

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