UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
Dimapur, March 27 (EMN): Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has tested positive for coronavirus.
He announced the news on his twitter account on March 27. In the tweet, he said that he is currently self-isolating and will continue to lead the government’s response against the Covid-19 outbreak via video-conference.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
Johnson broke the news just 15 hours after he and Chancellor Rishi Sunak showed their appreciation for the NHS by taking part in the “Clap for Carers” event from the steps of Downing Street.
On behalf of the whole country, I want to thank all the incredible nurses, doctors, NHS support staff & carers who are working flat out to fight coronavirus ? #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForNHS— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 26, 2020
To help them, and protect the NHS, we need everyone to stay at home #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/kpdQ5KHQiy
Johnson in his video post said, “I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus, that’s a temperature and a persistent cough. And on the advice of the chief medical officer, I have taken the test that has come out positive. So, I am working from home and I am self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do”.
He then went on to say, “I want to thank everybody who is working to keep our country going through this epidemic, and we will get through it, and the way we’re going to get through it is, of course, by applying the measures that you have heard so much about”.