Yet another public figure has tested positive for coronavirus: Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, is infected.
By Mauricio Domínguez
Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, has tested positive for coronavirus, and now, like the rest of the country, he’ll have to isolate and work from home.
Johnson, who is 55 years old, posted a video on his Twitter account, where he assures everyone that Britain will continue fighting coronavirus. He also made sure to thank technology for being able to communicate with his team.
"Hi folks, I want to bring you up to speed with something that's happening today, which is that I've developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That's to say, a temperature and a persistent cough. And I want to thank everybody who's involved. I want to thank of course, about all, our amazing NHS staff. It was very moving last night to join in that national clap for the NHS (National Health Service)."
Only a couple of weeks ago, Johnson told reporters that he had been to various hospitals treating coronavirus patients and that he shook everyone’s hand. Johnson’s spokespeople have reported that the Prime Minister only has mild symptoms.
Johnson’s last public appearance was on the night of March 26th, when he stood in front of his door to take part in the collective applause for British health workers.
"I want to thank everybody who's working to keep our country going through this epidemic, and we will get through it. And the way we're going to get through it is, of course, by applying the measures that you have heard so much about," he said.
Johnson also participated in various public events recently. On March 11th, he was even seen with the Queen, which is naturally making some wonder whether she has the virus too, given that Prince Charles has it.
The number of confirmed cases keeps growing, so it seems that we’ll all be in lockdown for the time being.