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British PM Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, government officials confirmed. He is currently showing mild symptoms and will be self-isolating in Downing Street. However, he would be still in charge of handling the crisis.

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

In a tweet, Mr Johnson said: “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.”

There are more than 11,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, and 578 people have died. The news about PM comes right after Prince Charles was tested positive.

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