British Prime Minister infected with coronavirus
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was infected with a coronavirus.
According to him, he showed mild symptoms: fever and cough.
"On the recommendation of the chief sanitary doctor, I passed tests that turned out to be positive. Therefore, I work from home, I have been self-insulated," the prime minister said in a video message posted on Twitter.
According to a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office, Johnson had the symptoms the day before, after which he passed a test at his residence on Downing Street.
Johnson, in turn, thanked all the doctors and volunteers, police, social workers and all who are fighting the coronavirus. He also called for compliance with the measures prescribed by doctors.
On the eve it became known that COVID-19 fell ill Prince Charles, the direct heir to the British throne. His disease is mild, he and his wife are in self-isolation at home in Scotland.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19, spreading from China, as a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, over 465 thousand people have been infected worldwide, 21 thousand have died.
In the UK, more than 9.5 thousand cases of the disease were recorded, 463 people died.