British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

March 27, 2020 - 7:34 PM
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news conference inside 10 Downing Street, London, Britain March 19, 2020. Leon (Neal/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)

LONDON— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak.

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.” —Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton