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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested Positive for the Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested Positive for the Coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now will self-isolate himself.

“Over the last 24 hours I even have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter, posting a video message.

“I am now self-isolating, but i will be able to still lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he wrote.

“Be in little question that I can continue because of the wizardry of recent technology to speak with all my top team to steer the national fightback against coronavirus,” he added in the video message.

A Downing Street spokesperson said during a statement that Johnson, whose partner Carrie Symonds is pregnant, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday and was tested for COVID-19 on the private advice of England’s chief medical officer.

The test was carried out by NHS staff, the spokesperson added. In his video message, Johnson thanked workers in Britain’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) for his or her efforts in battling the spread of the virus.

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A total of 11,658 coronavirus cases have thus far been confirmed in Britain, and 578 deaths.

Earlier in the week Charles , the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth , also tested positive for the virus.

The government confirmed in the week that if Johnson was incapacitated, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would temporarily assume the role of prime minister.

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