By Vanessa Okwara
News emanating from United Kingdom has said that the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a Downing Street revelation.
The statement which said Mr. Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street, added, “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty.” The test was administered at 10 Downing Street by NHS staff.
The statement further added that the Prime Minister will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
In a tweet, Mr. Johnson said, “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.
“Together we will beat this.”
The Prime Minister was last seen on Thursday night, maintaining social distancing, as he clapped outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff.
The United Kingdom has over 11,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with over 578 people dead.