16:46 / 27.03.2020
Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street said.


Johnson confirmed his diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning.

“I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus, that is to say a temperature and a persistent cough,” Johnson said in a video posted to the website.

He was tested for COVID-19 on Thursday after experiencing mild symptoms.

It should be noted that Johnson will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis.

“Be in no doubt that I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, to communicate with all my top team, to lead the national fight back against coronavirus,” Johnson said.