Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister has been tested positive for coronavirus and is under self-isolation; however, he is still going to lead the government’s response to the outbreak.
Tested by NHS
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”
A Downing Street spokesman stated Johnson who is 55 years old experienced mild symptoms on Thursday. This happened a day after he answered at the PM’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.
The Queen saw Boris on March 11
Queen Elizabeth of Britain last met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on March 11 and she is still in good health, Buckingham Palace stated on Friday.
“The queen last saw the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare,” a spokesman of the palace said.
The queen, who is 93 years old, is currently at Windsor Castle, which is her home to the west of London along with her husband, 98-year-old Prince Philip, and a few numbers of staff.
On Wednesday, the monarch was clicked speaking on the telephone as she held her regular weekly audience with Johnson remotely.
Earlier this week, it was disclosed that the monarch’s son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles had also been tested positive for coronavirus. He also has mild symptoms and is in good health at his home in Scotland under self-isolation, his office said.
Charles last saw the 93-year-old monarch on the morning of March 12 following an investiture, before the earliest time he is likely to have been infectious, a palace spokesman said.
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