LONDON— Boris Johnson today dramatically announced he is suffering from coronavirus, the Daily Mail has reported.
The Prime Minister said he had tested positive for the disease, as the outbreak spreads across the country.
He insisted he has ‘mild’ symptoms’, and will be continuing to lead the national response over video-conference.
However, the bombshell news underlines fears that the crisis is escalating.
Prince Charles was confirmed as infected with coronavirus earlier this week. Other world leaders such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau has tested positive.
Daily Mil reports that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will fill in if the PM is incapacitated, although there is little sign that he has stopped working.