Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Covid-19
Boris Johnson has tested positive for covid-19. Boris released a statement on his social media. See more below
This just in. The United Kingdom Prime Minister and the Conservatives' leader, Boris Johnson, has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The virus has currently infected 11568 people in the UK, including Prince Charles, who tested positive recently. The UK government has also been in a state of lockdown. So far there have been 578 deaths in the United Kingdom. Boris Johson took to Twitter to talk about his coronavirus test and that he is self isolation.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
Boris Johnson's Statement on his video message on social media:
"Hi I folks I want to bring you up to speed to something that’s happening today. I’ve developed mild symptoms of coronavirus that’s to say a temperature and a persistent cough. And on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, I’ve taken a test that has come out positive. So I’m working from home I’m self-isolating. That’s the entirely the right thing to do. Be in no doubt that I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, that I can communicate with all my top team to lead the national fight against coronavirus. And I want to thank everybody, who is involved. Above all our amazing NHS staff. It was very moving to join in the National Clap for the NHS. But it is not just the NHS. It’s our police, our social care workers, our teachers, everybody who works in schools, DWP staff, an amazing national effort by the public services. But also by every member of the British public whose volunteering. Incredible response 600000 people have volunteered to take part in a great national effort to protect people from the consequences of coronavirus. I want to thank you. I want to thank everybody who is working to keep our country going through this epidemic. And we will get through it. And the way we’re gonna get through it, of course, is by applying the measures you’ve heard so much about. And the more effectively we all comply with those measures the faster our country will come through this epidemic and the faster we’ll bounce back. Thank you to everybody, who’s doing what I’m doing, working from home, to stop the spread of the virus from household to household. That’s the way we're going to win. We’re gonna beat it. And we’re gonna beat it together. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. And save lives."
Coronavirus originated from Wuhan, China and has now spread globally. WHO has declared Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus to be a pandemic. It currently has 549,324 cases across the world and has claimed 24,871 lives so far. Currently United States of America has the largest number of cases of coronavirus. Earlier President Donald Trump was also tested for coronavirus but the test had come out negative.