After Prince Charles, now British PM Boris Johnson confirms testing positive for coronavirus

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating but will still lead the U.K. government’s response to the outbreak.

“Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said.

“But 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 fightback against coronavirus,” he said in a video message posted to Twitter.

A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday — a day after the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in the chamber of the House of Commons.

“The prime minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” the spokesperson said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating but will still lead the U.K. government’s response to the outbreak.

“Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said.

“But 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 fightback against coronavirus,” he said in a video message posted to Twitter.

A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday — a day after the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in the chamber of the House of Commons.

“The prime minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” the spokesperson said.

Britain said 759 people had died after testing positive for coronavirus as of Thursday evening, a jump of 181 people, or 31 per cent, since the previous day’s reporting.

Johnson’s announcement comes two days after it was announced that Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, had tested positive.

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