UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Bengaluru: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus.
In this regard, he himself said, “"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.”
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 government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
As reported by a popular website, Johnson is the first major head of state to test positive for Covid-19. Earlier there were rumours of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro contacting the virus but they were eventually shot down by the president.
The website also added that the virus though has led Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to self-isolate after the former’s wife and latter’s physician tested positive for coronavirus.
At the time of writing this article, the global count of affected people stood at 531,860 while the deaths stand at 24, 057.
When it comes to India, the number of affected people stands at724 and the deaths remain at 17.
More than 11,600 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, but the actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher.
According to the latest figures 578 people who tested positive for the respiratory infection have died.
More than 93,000 people in the UK have been tested for the virus but were found not to have it.
These figures have been taken from BBC (as per March 26)
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Last Updated Mar 27, 2020, 5:40 PM IST