British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is exhibiting “mild symptoms.”
“He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said.
According to Downing Street, the Prime Minister is continuing to lead the Government’s coronavirus response.
Updates to follow.
Boris Johnson has released a statement on Twitter.
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