UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55,
revealed that he had tested positive for
the coronavirus, making him the second major world leader after Prince
Charles,known to have contracted the disease. He posted a video on Friday
morning on Twitter and stated that he has a temperature and cough.“I am working
from home, I’m self isolating, and that’s entirely the right thing to do,” he
said. “But be in no doubt that I can continue… to communicate with all my top
team and lead the national fightback against coronavirus.”
He’s self isolating but will continue to lead
govt’s response to outbreak. Boris is the first PM in the world to be infected
A Downing Street spokesman said “The prime
minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief
Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” the spokesman said.
“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS
staff and the result of the test was positive,” the spokesman said.