UK Prime Minister tests positive for coronavirus

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Today on Friday, UK president Boris Johnson confirmed through this tweet that he has been tested positive for coronavirus.

He said, he has developed some mild symptoms over the past 24 hours including temperature and cough.

He is self isolating in Downing Street but said “will lead the government’s response via video conference as we fight the virus”.

Mr Johnson was last seen on Thursday night, clapping outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff.

Mr Johnson was tested at No 10 by NHS staff, on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, Downing Street said.

He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added. Earlier this week, the prime minister’s spokesman said if Mr Johnson was unwell and unable to work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as the first secretary of state, was the selected minister to stand in.

It is still unclear if he will still be living with his fiancée Carrie symonds, who is seven months pregnant.

Since, Pregnant women are advised to be particularly stringent when following social distancing advice, and minimise social contact for up to 12 weeks.

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