Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
The British Prime Minister says he has mild symptoms and has gone in to self-isolation at Number 10.
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.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
Officials insisting he will continue to lead the UK government's response to the outbreak.
Johnson has thanked NHS staff and the British public for their "amazing national effort" to protect people.
He added that the UK "will get through it".
Meanwhile, the UK's Health Secretary has also tested positive for Covid-19.
Matt Hancock says his symptoms are mild and he is now working from home & self-isolating.