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BREAKING: Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Covid-19

Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

BREAKING: Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Covid-19

Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for coronavirus,

the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reports.

He has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street,

and will remain in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis.

He wrote:

Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives

https://twitter.com/i/status/1243496858095411200

The news comes several days after Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Earlier this week,

Johnson and Queen Elizabeth II,

held their weekly meeting over the telephone as she went into isolation following her son's positive test.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

DO

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get back home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

DONT

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Looking after your health and wellbeing

To help yourself stay well while you're at home:

  • stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
  • try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
  • do light exercise at home, or outside once a day

What to do if you need medical help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website

for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online

for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance

Read more advice about getting medical help at home.

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