UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Announces He Tested Positive For Covid-19 in Twitter Video

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for Covid-19, according to a new video tweeted by Johnson himself. Johnson assured British citizens that he is fully capable of leading the country from self-isolation, all thanks to modern technology.

“I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus – that is, a temperature and a persistent cough,” said Johnson in the new video posted Friday morning. “And on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, I did a test that turned out positive.”

“I work from home, I isolate myself and that is definitely the right decision. But don’t doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology.”

The UK started the month of March with a controversial plan to have only the new coronavirus infect the entire population of Great Britain, but that plan was abandoned after the government discovered that it would literally lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Johnson announced a national shutdown on Monday evening in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, something public health experts say will take a few weeks to be effective.

“You shouldn’t meet friends. If your friends ask you to meet, say no. You may not meet family members who do not live in your home. You shouldn’t go shopping except for essentials like food and medicine, and you should do this as little as possible, ”Johnson said in a nationally televised speech on Monday.

In his 2-minute Twitter video, Johnson thanked the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) for all their incredible work during this rapidly changing pandemic. There are currently at least 11,816 confirmed cases of the virus in Britain, with 580 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins online coronavirus tracker.

“I want to thank everyone who works to keep our country going during this epidemic. And we’ll get through it, and the way we go through it, of course, is by applying the measures you’ve heard so much about,” said Johnson during this morning’s Twitter video.

“Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

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