BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
Johnson, who becomes one of the first world leaders to become a patient during the global pandemic, made the announcement on Friday.
Later same day, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock informed the public that he had also tested positive for the virus shortly before England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said he, too, was experiencing symptoms of a covid-19 infection.
All confirmed they were self-isolating and working from home.
Britain’s infections have been doubling every three to four days, with 14,543 confirmed cases and 759 deaths recorded as of Friday.
Britain lagged behind other European countries in embracing strict measures to slow the spread of the virus.
“I was at a hospital the other night where there were a few coronavirus patients. I shook hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands,” Johnson said just a few days after a visit to Kettering General Hospital.