UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak. A Downing Street spokesman told Reuters that Boris Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday - a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in the chamber of the House of Commons.
“The prime minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” the spokesman said. “The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive,” the spokesman said.