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27th March 2020, 12:24

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for COVID-19, and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to the BBC.

He tweeted: "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."

In response to GBC questions, Number Six said it is now 15 days since the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister met the Prime Minister, and that since that meeting, they have not displayed any symptoms of COVID-19. Therefore, it says, in line with the advice given, they do not need to self-isolate.

Meanwhile, the UK's Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has also tested positive for the virus. He said he too had mild symptoms, and is working from home while self-isolating.