Prime minister Boris Johnson has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
By Joshua Solomon
Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms over the past 24 hours.
He is now believed to be self-isolating in 10 Downing Street but he still continues to lead the response to the virus.
The prime minister, who earlier this week initiated a country lockdown, has fallen ill to the virus and there have been many good wishes and thoughts from people all over the world such as the director general of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus who tweeted
While the PM has received well wishes, many people are disappointed by his behaviour and his ignorance of the situation as a week ago he said on live national tv “I can tell you that I am shaking hands. I was at the hospital the other night where I think there were actually a few coronavirus patients, and I shook hands with everybody.”
This follows more bad news as health experts have said that the way in which this lockdown is being orchestrated it’s more likely to be over in 6 months, rather than the allotted 3 weeks.
It comes as the number of people to have died in the UK from the virus has increased to 759 as of Thursday at 5pm, meaning the confirmed cases in Britain are at 14,579, a jump from the 11,658 from the day before.
Police are doing a good job of dispersing any crowds that may form, monitoring public places such as parks and transport along with helping shops from becoming overrun.
If you are feeling unwell or may have any of the symptoms that (COVID-19) have then call 111 for emergencies.