Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
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Posted on 27 Mar 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.


A statement released by Downing Street read: "He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty."

Mr Johnson, who has mild symptoms and is self-isolating in Downing Street, will remain in charge of the government's handling of the pandemic. In the event of him becoming too unwell to work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will stand in.


In a video on his Twitter account, Mr Johnson said: "I'm working from home and self-isolating, and that's entirely the right thing to do.

"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.


"I want to thank everybody involved and, of course, our amazing NHS staff."

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