UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus today and it was reported that he experienced mild symptoms. He is self-isolate in Downing Street, however, he would be taking charge of the government in full pace amid the global health crisis.
On Friday, Boris posted a video on his Twitter handle saying 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. "But be in no doubt that I can continueâ€¦ to communicate with all my top team and lead the national fightback against coronavirus."
Since mild symptoms appeared, England's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty suggested Boris on taking a test. The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive.
The Prime Minister also 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."
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.â€” Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the governmentâ€™s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri