LONDON, UK - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to a tweet he posted on Friday, March 27.
'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.'
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time. The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have said.
There are a total of 11,658 confirmed cases in the United Kingdom. (PanArmenian.Net).