UK PM Boris Johnson Has Coronavirus

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday confirmed on Twitter that he has tested positive for coronavirus, is self-isolating and leading the nation from his home, the official PM residence at No. 10 Downing Street.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock also has tested positive for the virus.

In his tweet, Johnson explains that he developed “mild symptoms” over the past 24 hours and that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he added.

“During the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.”

According to John Hopkins University, the U.K. has nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of the virus and at least 580 deaths.

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