LONDON: 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.”
During the last 24 hours I’ve developed delicate signs and examined optimistic for coronavirus.
I’m now self-isolating, however I’ll proceed to steer the federal government’s response through video-conference as we struggle this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
A Downing Avenue spokesperson 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 spokesperson stated.
“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive,” the spokesperson stated.
A complete of 11,658 coronavirus instances have up to now been confirmed in Britain, and 578 deaths.
Earlier this week Prince Charles, the eldest son and inheritor to Queen Elizabeth II, additionally examined optimistic for the virus.
The federal government confirmed this week that if Johnson was incapacitated, International Secretary Dominic Raab would quickly assume the position of prime minister.