Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.

He is showing “mild symptoms”.

Through his Twitter feed  Mr Johnson said he had experienced “a temperature and persistent cough” over the last 24 hours.

On the advice of the chief medical officer he took a test for Covid-19 which confirmed he had the virus.

According to Downing Street, the Prime Minister is continuing to lead the Government’s coronavirus response

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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