- 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.