Boris Johnson to remain in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19



Boris Johnson has said that he will remain in self-isolation, having tested positive for coronavirus last week.

In a video on social media, the Prime Minister said: “In my own case, although I’m feeling better and I’ve done my seven days of isolation, alas I still have one of the symptoms, a minor symptom, I still have a temperature.

“And so in accordance with Government advice I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes.

“But we’re working clearly the whole time on our programme to defeat the virus. You’ll have seen the big announcement yesterday about 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month.”

Mr Johnson also urged people to stay at home this weekend – when warm weather is expected.

“I  reckon a lot of people will be starting to think that this is all going on for a long time and they’d rather be getting out there and, particularly if they’ve got kids in the household, everybody may be getting a bit stir crazy and there may be just a temptation to get out there, hang out and to start to break the regulations.

“And I just urge you not to do that.  Please, please stick with the guidance now.

“This country has made a huge effort, a huge sacrifice and done absolutely brilliantly well in delaying the spread of the virus.

“Let’s stick with it now.”

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