Covid-19: UK Prime minister Boris Johnson tests positive

UK Prime minister Boris Johnson who has tested positive for Coronavirus PHOTO COURTESY

UK  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus.

According to UK media outlets including the BBC, Johnson said he developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including high temperature and cough.

He said he will now isolate himself but keep carrying on with government duties via video conferencing.

Mr Johnson was last seen on Thursday night, as he clapped outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff.

According to the video on his Twitter account, Mr. Johnson said: “I’m working from home and self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do.”Johnson said

“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.”He added

Currently in the UK te death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases.

Spain recorded 655 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,089, the health ministry said on Thursday.

The number of confirmed cases stands at 56,188.