PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, adding in the same vein that he will continue to lead the government’s response to the virus via video conference.

In a video message, Johnson said that he developed mild symptoms during the last 24 hours.

“On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer I have taken a test that has come out positive,” he said.

The British prime minister said he is self-isolating at Downing Street, his place of residence.

Johnson said that he is working from home, adding in his tweet that he will continue to “lead the government’s response via video-conference as we (UK) fight this virus”.