British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has examined positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating however will nonetheless lead the federal government’s response to the outbreak.
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson mentioned. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” tweets the UK PM.
Boris Johnson shares video on Twitter
Over the final 24 hours I have developed delicate signs and examined positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, however I will proceed to guide the federal government’s response through video-conference as we battle this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
The lethal virus has contaminated greater than 5 lakh globally and killed over 24,000.
Coronavirus within the UK
The coronavirus loss of life toll within the UK has risen from 475 to 578, well being officers have confirmed, with round 11,658 confirmed instances.
The Queen mentioned the UK was “enormously thankful” for the dedication of all these working in science, well being and the emergency and public companies.
In a message on Instagram, she mentioned: “We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services.”
The United Kingdom has develop into the biggest contributor to the worldwide coalition to discover a coronavirus vaccine after donating £210m in new help funding.