British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19.
He announced the news on Twitter, saying he has mild symptoms and will now self-isolate.
Johnson added that he will continue to lead the government’s response to the crisis via video-conference.
"The prime minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty," a Downing Street spokesman said.
There are more than 11,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK, and 578 people have died.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson #StayAlert (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri