Boris Johnson Tests Positive
The Prime minister took the test at the direction of Britain's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty after having mild symptoms and a persistent cough tweeting:
He went on to thank the police, teachers and the staff from the National Health Service, as well as the 600,000 people who had volunteered to help the public health system during the crisis.
The Prime minister announced that he "will be working from home" and "self isolating."
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus
"We will get through it, and the way we will get through it is of course by applying with the measures we have heard so much about," he said. "The more effectively we all comply with those measures, the faster our country can come through this epidemic and the faster we will bounce back."
A few hours later, Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that he had also tested positive for the coronavirus tweeting:
It is unknown how many people came in contact with Johnson and Hancock but we will be expecting more positive tests from high ranking British officials in the coming days.