English Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tried positive for the new coronavirus, however stays accountable for the UK’s. reaction to the flare-up.
Johnson’s office said he was tested on the advice of the chief medical officer after showing mild symptoms.
It said Johnson is self-isolating at his 10 Downing St. residence and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.
In a video message, Johnson said he had a temperature and a persistent cough.
See Tweet below.
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.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020