PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus – BBC News

Prime Minister has tested for , Downing Street has said.

Mr has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street.

“He was tested for on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said.

He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added.

The test was carried out at Number 10 by NHS staff.

In a tweet, Mr said: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested for . I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.

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