The Prime Minister was tested in his 10 Downing Street residence by NHS officials and the results came out positive. Reports have it that Johnson who had developed symptoms of the disease took the test on the advice of his chief medical officer, professor Chris Whitty on Thursday.
The Prime Minister confirmed the news Via a video message on twitter, “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.”
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary has also tested positive for the virus and is said to be self-isolating at home.
The Prime Minister had earlier confirmed to newsmen back on March 3 that he shook hands with COVID19 patients,
“I was at a hospital the other night where there were actually a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you’ll be pleased to know,” he said.
This is a major concern for many within the government with fears other government officials who have come in contact with the Prime minister may also have the virus.
Chukwugozie Okike reporting, Obinwannem News