British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, is self-isolating

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on March 27 that he is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19. ‘Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,’ Johnson said on Twitter. ‘I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.’ FRANCE 24’s Catherine Nicholson tells us more.

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