UK PM isolates after testing positive for COVID-19

| 27/03/2020 | 13 Comments
Cayman News Service
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter

(CNS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now in self-isolation, having tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He is the latest high-profile figure in the UK to get the disease following news reports earlier this week that Prince Charles (71) is also in isolation after testing positive for the virus. Johnson (55) said in a tweet that he had mild symptoms, including a temperature and a persistent cough.

Quarantining himself in the flat within his official residence at 10 Downing Street, the PM said in the tweet that he “will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus”.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also tested positive but he, too, is currently suffering only mild symptoms, according to news reports from Britain.

Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who is several months pregnant, is also self-isolating, though it is not known if the couple are still living together.

The Queen, who is now 93, last met with Johnson more than two weeks ago on 11 March. Her last meeting with her eldest son, Prince Charles, was on 12 March. However, the Queen, who is staying at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh, reportedly remains in good health.

Speaking at the media press briefing her yesterday, Premier Alden McLaughlin dismissed any idea that he may have picked up the virus from Prince Charles when he visited the UK, since that is now more than a month ago.

The UK currently has over 11,650 confirmed cases and 578 people have died, but public health officials have warned that they do not expect Britain to reach the peak of the pandemic for another two weeks.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    The virus has crossed the human / Tory barrier. That is some jump.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Q. Where did these: “it’s just a mild case” and “you’ll be non-transmittable in 7 days” ideas come from? Can anyone point to a credible medical source providing clinical basis for these assertions?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. The eminent Doctor of windmills, technology, epidemiology and all around big brained idiot savant, dr. D. J. Trump would be happy to point to a conspiracy theory or tanning spray induced vision to back up any assertions you may have questions about.

      • Anonymous says:

        MAGA! Cayman better pray the US bounces back. Otherwise, it’s lights out.

        • Anonymous says:

          The real lights out will be for those poor American souls who follow that fool tRump. The US is already a disaster but it will be x3 in the coming weeks and a large amount of the blame will lay at that fool’s feet! Meanwhile he will be on Faux News claiming that in reality he saved the planet and it should be named after him as a show of appreciation!

      • Anonymous says:

        “Don’t take medical advice from someone who looks at solar eclipses”

    • Anonymous says:

      Fox News

  3. Anonymous says:

    The fact that he will be perfectly fine despite he’s 71 years old, DOESN’T MATTER!
    Bring on the hysteria!
    Bring on the Media Fueled Panic!
    And especially bring on the financial destruction and devastation (The cure)
    What’s REALLY important here, is to show YOU have been saved by your government form the flu. You NEED the world governments to SAVE you and do not question THEM.

    The end result? More people will now be dependent on world governments MORE THAN EVER! and interestingly enough, it won’t be because of the flu….. it will be because of the cure.

    CNS: Serious question: What is your main source of news?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ima take a guess here if I may: FOX ‘news’ mixed with youtube videos mixed with an unhealthy dose of Face Book.

      • Anonymous says:

        The hysteria is on CNN and MSNBC. You can see it every day. Whether more permanent dependence on government handouts results From the bailout remains to be seen. History suggests it is a reasonable possibility. The democrats certainly proposed numerous increased dependency programs.

      • Anonymous says:

        Fox News is not social media nor a internet host for entertainment

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly 11:20 didn’t read the article correctly, but the point is accurate.

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