Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Boris Johnson, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a public statement on Friday, the British Prime Minister said he has ‘mild symptoms’ that include “a temperature and a persistent cough”.
Prime Minister Johnson is now in self-isolation.
“On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, I’ve taken a test that has come out positive, so I am working from home … But, be in no doubt that I can continue — thanks to the wizardry of modern technology — to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus,” Johnson said.
The UK currently has 11,658 cases of COVID-19 with 578 deaths.
In the meantime, news that the British Prime Minister has contracted the virus comes days after his government pledged to assist its Overseas Territories — including the BVI — with medical supplies and other support to tackle COVID-19.