British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was infected with a coronavirus.
According to him, he showed mild symptoms: fever and cough.
вЂњOn the recommendation of the chief sanitary doctor, I passed tests that turned out to be positive. Therefore, I work from home, I have been self-insulated,вЂќ the prime minister said in a video message posted on Twitter.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the governmentвЂ™s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
According to a spokesman for the Prime MinisterвЂ™s office, Johnson had the symptoms the day before, after which he passed a test at his residence on Downing Street.
Johnson, in turn, thanked all the doctors and volunteers, police, social workers, and all who are fighting the coronavirus. He also called for compliance with the measures prescribed by doctors.
On the eve it became known that COVID-19 fell ill Prince Charles, the direct heir to the British throne. His disease is mild, he and his wife are in self-isolation at home in Scotland.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19, spreading from China, like a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, over 465 thousand people have been infected worldwide, 21 thousand have died.
In the UK, more than 9.5 thousand cases of the disease were recorded, 463 people died.