Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Prime Minister, who is currently 55 years old, tweeted a video message in which he confirmed that he tested positive for the virus. Mr. Johnson had been tested after receiving advice from his chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty.
Boris Johnson experienced mild symptoms on Thursday and after that he tested positive for coronavirus.
In his tweet, he explained: “ I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight the virus. Together we will beat this. #StayAtHomeSaveLives.”
Downing Street said in a statement that: “The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive.”
”He is continuing to lead the government’s response to coronavirus” the statement added.
A spokesperson of the Prime Minister confirmed just a few days ago that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would stand in if he becomes unwell. Mr Johnson was last seen outside of No 10 on Thursday night, joining Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of a nationwide applause for NHS workers as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.