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He’s in self isolation.

Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, he has confirmed.

The British PM said he has mild symptoms and is in self isolation.

In a video, Mr Johnson said: “Hi folks I want to bring you up to speed on something that is happening today which is that I have developed mild symptoms of coronavirus, that is to say a temperature and a persistent cough, and on the advice of the chief medical officer I have taken a test.

‘That has come out positive so I am working from home, I am self isolating.

‘That is entirely the right thing to do but be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fight back against coronavirus.”