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UK PM Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock Test Positive For Coronavirus

Johnson will continue to lead the government response to the virus while he self-isolates, an official said.

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UK PM Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock Test Positive For Coronavirus
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UK PM Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock Test Positive For Coronavirus
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2020-03-27T18:54:16+05:30

The United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and said he was experiencing mild symptoms.

Taking to Twitter, he said he was self-isolating and had symptoms such as temperature and cough.

"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," he wrote on Twitter.

Soon after Johnson, Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he had tested positive for COVID-19.

"Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I've tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I'm working from home & self-isolating," Hancock announced on Twitter.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described British premier Boris Johnson as a "fighter" and hoped he recovers from coronavirus infection.

"Dear PM @BorisJohnson, you're a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as well," Modi tweeted.


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