Boris Johnson is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will now self-isolate.
  • Johnson announced the news on Twitter, saying he had experienced ‘mild’ symptoms of the virus.
  • He will continue to lead the UK’s response to the crisis via teleconferencing.
  • If he falls seriously ill the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will become his “designated survivor.”
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will now self-isolate.

Johnson announced the news on Twitter on Friday morning.

—Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020

The Prime Minister said he had experienced “mild symptoms” of the COVID-19 disease and would continue to lead the UK government’s response to the crisis.

Johnson had previously declined testing for the coronavirus after coming into contact with a minister who had also tested positive for COVID-19.

He has agreed to make the Foreign Secretary Domonic Raab his “designated survivor” if he falls seriously ill.

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