UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tweeted to say that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” tweeted Johnson on Friday. 

He added that he is in self-isolation at 10 Downing Street and will continue to lead the government’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak via video conference. ​

The UK had over 11,500 confirmed cases of the virus as of March 27, with over 550 deaths. Earlier this week, Prince Charles had also tested positive for COVID-19. 

Johnson is the second major world leader to go into COVID-19 related isolation. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tested negative for the virus but is in isolation after his wife tested positive.

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