British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. 10 Downing Street has, however, said Johnson will continue to lead government response to the crisis.
Johnson posted a statement on Twitter confirming the development and said that he had developed mild symptoms over the last 24 hours and tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote:
Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this.
According to Kate Proctor, Johnson will self-isolate for seven days in No 11 Downing Street. His meals will be left outside the door for him so he won’t come into contact with others.
Meanwhile, BBC reports that Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is self-isolating after a doctor who gave her a vaccination tested positive while Canada’s Justin Trudeau is also self-isolating with his wife Sophie after she tested positive following a trip to London.