In a tweet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he tweeted.

“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. #StayHomeSaveLives,” the tweet added.


Following the announcement, the British Health Secretary Matt Hancock also announced that even he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Hancock also said that his symptoms showed mild.

He further informed that he was working from home and has self-isolated.

The Prime Minister was last seen on Thursday night, clapping outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff and carers.

He was tested at No 10 by NHS staff, on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty.

Johnson’s spokesman earlier this week said that if the PM was unwell and unable to work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as the first secretary of state, would stand-in.

Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds is also self-isolating.

She is who is several months pregnant.

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