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Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus | Insurance Business

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

In the latest shocking development related to the coronavirus (Covid 19) global pandemic, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a video released on his Twitter account, Johnson announced that he had developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough and that he will now self-isolate in No 10.

A statement from Downing Street revealed that Johnson was tested at No 10 by NHS staff, on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty. The statement added that Johnson will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis. Earlier this week, the spokesman for Johnson said that if the Prime Minster was unwell and unable to work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as the first secretary of state, was the selected minister to stand in.

Speaking on the news of his infection, Johnson said: “I’m working from home and self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do. But, be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus. I want to thank everybody involved and, of course, our amazing NHS staff.”

He also thanked everybody who is undertaking the same steps that he is to prevent the spread of the virus from household to household, saying, “That’s the way we’re going to win,” he said.