British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has examined optimistic for coronavirus and is self isolating however will nonetheless lead the federal government’s response to the outbreak.
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson stated. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”
A Downing Road spokesman stated Johnson, 55, skilled delicate signs on Thursday — a day after he answered on the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session within the chamber of the Home of Commons.
“The prime minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” the spokesman stated.
“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive,” the spokesman stated.
On Wednesday, 71-year-old Prince Charles had additionally examined optimistic for the illness.
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” Clarence Home had stated in an announcement. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”