United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Friday said he had tested positive for Coronavirus as the outbreak spreads across the country.
The Prime Minister said he has ‘mild’ symptoms’, and will be conntininuing to lead the national response over video-conference.
However, the bombshell news underlines fears that the crisis is escalating.
A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.
‘The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive.
‘In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street.
‘He is continuing to lead the government’s response to coronavirus.’
Prince Charles was confirmed as infected with coronavirus earlier this week. Other world leaders such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau has tested positive.
Downing Street has previously said that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will fill in if the PM is incapacitated, although there is little sign that he has stopped working.