UK prime minister, Boris Johnson has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
Johnson’s confirmation comes just after a Downing Street spokesperson announced in a statement that Mr. Johnson tested positive for coronavirus ‘after experiencing mild symptoms yesterday’
The 55-year-old who confirmed the development on Twitter, wrote: ‘Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
“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.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
There are more than 11,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, and 578 people have died from the disease.