British PM Johnson tests 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 government’s response to the outbreak.

He is said to only be experiencing mild symptoms.

“Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”

In the tweet below, British prime minister Boris Johnson announces testing positive for coronavirus in a video on Twitter:

Earlier, this week the Prince of Wales also tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.

More than 11600 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, but the actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher. The death toll is at least 578

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