On Friday, Boris Johnson, the prime Minister of Great Britain, announced that he is tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently under self-isolation.
Through a video message on Twitter, he stated that he has developed some mild symptoms in the last 24 hours and has been tested positive for COVID-19.
He further added that inspite of his present condition, he will continue leading the response of British government through video conferencing as everyone is continuing their fight against coronavirus.
Thanking modern technology, he said that he, undoubtedly, can continue communicating with his top team for leading the country to fight against COVID-19.
A spokesperson from Downing Street stated that Johnson experienced mild symptoms of the infection on Thursday while his partner Carrie Symonds happens to be pregnant. He was tested for the coronavirus as he was personally advised by the chief medical officer of England.
The spokesperson further added that Johnson’s test was conducted by a NHS staff in No 10.
Through his video message, Johnson also thanked the workers in the state-run(NHS) National Health Service for their contribution in fighting against the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.
So far, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has been 11,658 in Britain out of which 578 counts for total death cases.