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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Mar 27, 2020 5:12 pm
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Manchester: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, England, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Economists have warned that leaving the European bloc without an agreement in under 100-days would disrupt trade to impact on finances and investment. AP/PTI

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.

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.

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”.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Mar 27, 2020 5:12:57 pm