Speaking in the two-minute video, Boris said: “Hi folks I want to bring you up to speed on something that is happening today which is that I have developed mild symptoms of Coronavirus, that is to say a temperature and a persistent cough, and on the advice of the chief medical officer I have taken a test.
Boris Johnson has confirmed he has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter to share a video to confirm the news.
“That has come out positive so I am working from home, I am self isolating.
“That is entirely the right thing to do 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 fight back against Coronavirus.”
He accompanied his video with a caption that read: “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.
“Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.”
Boris’ confirmation comes after Prince Charles confirmed he has Coronavirus.
Clarence House confirmed this week that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease after taking a test.
“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” read the statement posted on their social media account.
“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.
“The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus.
“In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
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“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”
Prince Charles and Boris are among a line of famous faces, including Idris Elba and Tom Hanks, to confirm they have tested positive in recent weeks.
To help monitor the spread, UK researchers have launched a free Covid Symptom Tracker app, which helps them track who may have it and where, as well as any new symptoms. Be sure to download the app and help the NHS.