Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

In a Twitter video posted mere minutes ago UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed news from earlier that he had developed mild symptoms over the last 24 hours and tested positive for coronavirus.

"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. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives" 

He will self-isolate in Downing Street and still be in charge of the government's handling of the crisis, the statement added.

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