The PM will still be in charge of the government's handling of the crisis and has mild symptoms. Johnson will self-isolate in Downing Street.
"He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty," according to the statement.
On Wednesday, Britain’s Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, tested positive for the coronavirus.
"Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," Johnson said in a tweet. "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.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
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. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
Department of State photo via Wikimedia.
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