UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Updated for 2021


Updated: March 2, 2021

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self isolation, he said in a tweet on Friday.

Mr. Johnson said in his tweet that he has “developed mild symptoms” and is self-isolating. “But I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he added.

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“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 as we fight this virus.

“Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives,” Mr. Johnson tweeted.

The coronavirus pandemic has continued to worsen over the past few days in the United Kingdom.

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Close to 12,000 people have been infected by coronavirus in the UK and at least 580 of them have died, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. These numbers were changing rapidly.

Prince Charles was already in self isolation after he tested positive for the virus earlier this week and Queen Elisabeth was staying home as well to avoid catching the deadly bug.


Globally, the coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 540, 000 people and left over 24, 000 of them dead. More than 124,000 people have also recovered, according to the same data by Johns Hopkins.


Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on


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