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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the UK, has tested positive for coronavirus. 

The prime minister, who disclosed this in a tweet on Friday, said he only has mild symptoms.

On Wednesday, Clarence House, the royal residence in London, announced that Prince Charles of Wales tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Worldometre, a website which gives updates on the virus, there are 11,568 cases of the disease in the country and with 578 deaths — as of Friday.

To curb the spread of the disease, the UK is asking residents and citizens to stay at home.

”Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.

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.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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