Prime minister Boris Johnson tests positive for covid-19
Coronavirus is a deadly pandemic that has affected over half a million people across the world and claimed the lives of over 20 thousand people.
In the United Kingdom (UK), the junior health minister Nardine Dorries has been tested positive, unfortunately, she got in contact with many members of parliament during meetings and also with prime minister Boris Johnson who has now been tested positive for coronavirus.
He has developed mild symptoms in the past 24 hours which include cough and temperature.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock has also been tested positive for coronavirus. Matt Hancock said he was advised to get tested which he did and the test came out positive but his symptoms are mild.
Both of them are at home self-isolating.
Who has 55-year-old Boris Johnson contacted physically?
They are getting in touch with those that Boris Johnson has had contact with as he was in the parliament a few days with some senior members. For example, the chief medical officer and health secretary, Matt Hancock were among senior members of the cabinet who were hosted by prime minister Boris Johnson.
The list includes; the prime minister’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings and Chancellor Rishi Sunak who were in contact with him a few days ago. Neither Dominic Cummings nor Rishi Sunak has the symptoms, though they haven’t been tested yet.
Don’t forget that some of those who have been tested positive for coronavirus never showed symptoms, including Idris Elba.
The prime minister’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings was seen running away from No 10 Downing street the same time Boris Johnson announced that he has been tested positive. That is a big deal.
Boris Johnson also has a weekly meeting with the queen but the Queen is said to be in good health, but her son, heir to the throne Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Brexit negotiator, David Frost has been off due to suspected symptoms of the covid-19 disease.
No 10 has previously confirmed that if the prime minister couldn’t work, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would continue where he left but it doesn’t look like that’s happening.
Stay at home and follow the doctor’s advice
Whatever you do, please follow the doctor’s advice by taking precautionary measures.
- Stay at home
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds
- Avoid public or social gatherings
- Keep social distancing
- Do not go to work unless it is essential, otherwise, work from home
- Call the emergency number immediately you are struggling to breathe. you are having a high temperature, you are coughing and you have flu-like symptoms
It is imperative to protect the NHS and save lives.
Stay at home and follow precautionary measures.
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