UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. Johnson said he has developed a temperature and a persistent cough over the past 24 hours in a video on his twitter account.

Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

Mr. Johnson, 55, went into isolation after experiencing mild symptoms of illness, his office said Friday. Mr. Johnson will continue to lead Britain’s response to the pandemic, the government said.

Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

Johnson shares a video of himself and 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. #StayHomeSaveLives”

“I am working from home, I am self-isolating and that is entirely the right thing to do,” Johnson said in a video.

Britain had recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time on Thursday, with 115 people who tested positive for the virus dying.