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.
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
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.