Unic Press UK: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’s tested positive for COVID-19, the killer disease caused by a strand of coronavirus SARS-Cov-2.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
It is still unclear how/when Mr Johnson contracted the disease.
The vocal Prime Ministers, who’s been leading the UK’s daily Coronavirus Press Conference, would continue to take full charge of his administration’s response to this plague.
The Prince of Wales, His Majesty is also among the top UK personalities to have tested positive for COVID-19.
In the UK, a total of 14,579 tested positive for COVID-19, with 759 deaths as at 17:00 hrs Thursday 26 March 2020.
UPDATE on coronavirus (#COVID19) testing in the UK:
As of 9am 27 March, a total of 113,777 have been tested:
As of 5pm on 26 March, of those hospitalised in the UK, 759 have sadly died. pic.twitter.com/MBuOB994N4
— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) March 27, 2020