British PM Boris Johnson self-isolates after testing positive for coronavirus 1

First, Prince Charles and, now, Bojo. Apparently, the coronavirus doesn’t like the British state.

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton
Reuters
Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at Downing Street but would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak.

Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday – a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s House of Commons chamber.

“I’ve taken a test. That has come out positive,” Johnson said in a video statement broadcast on Twitter. “I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say – a temperature and a persistent cough.

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