It was a surprise for the British nation and the whole world when the news blossomed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for novel coronavirus.
His Excellency, who is now isolating himself on Downing Street, said he had mild symptoms, such as higher body temperatures and cough, that had been felt in the past 24 hours but would continue to lead the country.
Health Minister Matt Hancock confirmed that he tested positive. The secretary also said that England’s chief medical officer, Prof. Chris Witty, is showing some symptoms.
In the past 24 hours, it has been confirmed that 181 people have died from the virus, increasing the death toll to 759, with 14 543 cases confirmed across the country.
After wales Prince Charles, Johnson is the first world leader to be infected with viruses.
It was Thursday night when he last clapped at number 10 and thanked the NHS staff and counselors. As Mr. Hancock confirmed, he had been working at home for the past few days. However, he did it with some mild symptoms and now has to isolate himself by next Thursday.
He also confirmed the same in a video he posted on his Twitter account. In the video, he thanked the modern technology that enables him to communicate with the entire top team and to fight the virus at home.
In a daily coronavirus press conference hosted by Cabinet Minister Michael Gove and Deputy Chief Physician Dr. Jenny Harries, along with NHS chief Simon Steen, announced plans to launch a mass test program. This will result in all healthcare workers going through intensive tests starting next week, starting with the intensive care team. The plan will also be expanded to cover social workers.
The test has been identified by Mr. Gove as an antigen test and is designed to determine whether people are infected with the virus. Therefore, health and social care workers can be assured that they can safely return to work.
On the other hand, Mr. Stevens said that the number of tests to be carried out by the end of next week will be twice as high as on Thursday.
He also talked about plans for two more field hospitals, one in Manchester and one in Birmingham. The hospitals will replicate those provided at the Excel center in East London, and many such facilities are still being implemented.
Mr. Gove also said that the public response to governments that put tough everyday measures to slow the spread of the virus was fantastic. He also praised the national solidarity shown in the fight against this pandemic that is taking the world by storm.
He similarly said that scientists have suggested the rate of spread of this virus doubles every three to four days and that measures such as strict social distancing can help slow the spread.
The whole country is now thinking about MR. Jonson and his strength as a leader who is even in good condition after such confirmation.
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