- Jul 18, 2008
The Prime Minister and Health Secretary are now in self-isolation while Professor Chris Whitty, the UK's Chief Medical Officer, is working from home after he developed symptoms.
Boris Johnson has been confirmed as suffering from coronavirus, it was revealed today.
The Prime Minister is understood to have tested positive for the disease, as the outbreak spreads across the country.
Mr Johnson is thought to have relatively mild symptoms, but the bombshell news underlines fears that the crisis is escalating.
Prince Charles was confirmed as infected with coronavirus earlier this week. Other world leaders such as Canada's Justin Trudeau has tested positive.
Downing Street has previously said that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will fill in if the PM is incapacitated, although there is little sign that he has stopped working.