As if we needed another clear example of how the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has permeated every group, society and individual, the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson just announced that he tested positive for the disease. This would make him the first major world leader to contract confirmed to have COVID-19.

PM Johnson, who is now 55, said in a Twitter video upload that he had "a temperature and a persistent cough" and he would now begin to home self-isolate. Johnson maintained that he would come out of COVID-19 and continue to do his work as PM.

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He said: “But be in no doubt that I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, to communicate with all my top team, to lead the national fight back against coronavirus".

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Johnson got a test for coronavirus disease yesterday after being advised by the chief medical officer to do so. The PM spokesman said this was done after Johnson experienced mild symptoms. He said:

“The test was carried out in No 10 by [National Health Service] staff and the result of the test was positive. In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street".

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The British PM is the first major world leader confirmed to have COVID-19

This high-profile case of COVID-19 infection really reveals how much this new virus that just came to existence a few months ago is embedding itself within our world. Just two days ago, the heir to the United Kingdom's throne, Prince Charles, also tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms.

Other well-known people who have been diagnosed and tested positive for the disease included Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, as well as the actor who played the all-seeing Heimdall from the Thor movies, Idris Elba.

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