| 27 March 2020 | 6:22 pm
Now British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for novel coronavirus. The PM in a video tweet today March 27 confirmed that he has the virus and is in self-isolation. Not only the PM, his cabinet member Health Minister Matt Hancock has also tested positive for the virus.
Earlier on March 25, Britain’s Prince Charles (71) tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus. The Prince of Wales Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s son and the heir to the British throne, is now self-isolating in Scotland, his office announced Wednesday.
In the tweet PM Boris Johnson writes, ‘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. #StayHomeSaveLives’
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Boris Johnson was last seen on Thursday night, as he clapped outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff.
In the video on Twitter, PM said, ‘I’m working from home and self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do. “But, be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus. I want to thank everybody involved and, of course, our amazing NHS staff.’
Queen remains in good health : Palace
On the other hand, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is in good health, as per a statement from Buckingham Palace the same day. The statement from the Palace comes after news broke that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
The statement reads, ‘the Queen last saw the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.’
In the UK, there are now more than 19,522 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 1,228 deaths as of Sunday. Source : BBC, TOI