British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak.
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
“Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said on Twitter.
“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”
Mr Johnson than highlighted once again the importance of social distancing and self-isolation during this tough time.
He said: “I want to thank everybody who is working to keep our country going through this epidemic – and we will get through it and the way we are going to get through it is, of course, by applying the measures that you have heard so much about.
“The more effectively we all comply with those measures the faster our country will come through this epidemic and the faster we will bounce back, so thank you to everybody who is doing what I am doing, working from home, to stop the spread of the virus from household to household.
“That is the way we are going to win. We are going to beat it and we are going to beat it together.
“Stay at home and save lives.”
Mr Johnson’s diagnosis comes just a few days after Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the throne, also tested positive for coronavirus.
Queen Elizabeth last met Mr. Johnson on Mar 11. However, Buckingham Palace didn’t reveal whether the Queen has been tested for coronavirus or not.