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UK PM Boris Johnson self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus

UK Prime MinisterMr Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough. Mr. Johnson who announced this via his twitter handle

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

Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives

Prime minister Johnson was last seen on Thursday night, as he clapped outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff.

However quoting from Mr. Johnson twitter handle @borisjohnson, 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 fight back against coronavirus.

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

He was tested at No 10 by NHS staff, on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, Downing Street said.


More than 11,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, and 578 people have died. Eaprime minister's spokesman confirmed that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as the first secretary of state, was the selected minister to stand in if Mr Johnson became

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