The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has now tested positive for COVID-19.
The leader revealed this on twitter on Friday that he was facing mild symptoms and had decided to self-isolate.
In the video, he said that he has a fever and continuous cough which are the main symptoms for the virus and that he took a test only when the country’s chief medical officer suggested it.
A government official said that the test was taken in Downing Street by staff from the NHS. The UK Health Secretary also confirmed that he had tested positive on Friday.
If the situation arises that the prime minister is unable to fulfill his duty, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab would come up and take his place in doing all the duties. He had also served as Brexit Secretary under Theresa May and stepped down after the Brexit deal was finalized.
The test came out to be positive just in two days after Prince Charles was tested positive and Johnson had last met with the Queen on March 11 at Buckingham Palace.
“The Queen last saw the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare,” the palace said in a statement.
The infection also concerns the PM’s minister who is currently pregnant.