New Delhi: Providing the latest update on his health, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he would continue to remain in self-isolation, also urging people to stick to the guidelines given by the government on novel coronavirus. Also Read - UK to Massively Ramp up COVID-19 Tests, Says Boris Johnson in New Video Message
Johnson, notably, had last Friday revealed on his Twitter account that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and as such, would be in self-isolation for a week. The self-isolation period was to end on April 3. Also Read - 'Situation Likely to Worsen in Coming Days,' Boris Johnson to Warn Families in UK
In a video message on Twitter, the British Prime Minister said, “Although I’m feeling better and have completed seven days of isolation, alas, I still have one of the minor symptoms.” Also Read - Coronavirus: 'Controversial' UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Favourite to Stand-in For COVID-19 Positive PM Boris Johnson
“I still have a temperature. So, in accordance with the government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes,” he added.
Johnson, however, further stressed that his government is continuing to work on its programme to beat the virus, adding that people shouldn’t ignore its advice and leave their homes as good weather is expected on the weekend.
“We have made a huge effort, a huge sacrifice and done brilliantly well in containing the spread of the virus,” he added, concluding his message urging people to remember that ‘incredible clapping last night for our fantastice National Health Service (NHS).’
The United Kingdom has thus far reported more than 38,000 positive cases of COVID-19, including over 3,600 casualties.