British Prime Minister tests positive for Corona, hospitalized in bad condition

The whole world is in a state of shock after the novel coronavirus pandemic impacted lakhs of people’s lives. To make things much worse, the virus has infected at least 5.5 lakh people globally, while more than 25,000 people have passed away linked to coronavirus. Thankfully, over 1.2 lakh people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

In a shocking development, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been tested positive for the coronavirus. He has now become the first Prime Minister in the world who has infected with the COVID-19 that has spread to every continent across the world apart from Antarctica.

He has been kept under medical observation in isolation in the UK. He is currently being treated. UK PM said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at Downing Street but would still lead the government’s response to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

He has been hospitalized and in a bad condition at the moment. In the UK alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 14,000 so far, while more than 700 people have died in the country from the infection.

It has been learnt that Johnson developed mild symptoms on Thursday. A video has been shared on social media in which PM Johnson can be heard announcing his infection. 

“I’ve taken a test. That has come out positive,” Johnson said in a video statement broadcast on Twitter. “I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to  say – a temperature and a persistent cough. 

He said that he was working from home and self-isolating. “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 fightback against coronavirus,” he said.

It is said that PM Johnson continued to attend meetings and did not adopt social distancing. At a time when the world is adopting “Namaste” to greet people to avoid physical contact with people, Johnson continued to greet people with a handshake. He was criticized for continuing to shake people’s hands in public.

The coronavirus, which originated in China has by far, spread in over 160 countries across the world. The deadly coronavirus has killed more than 25,000 lives and over 5.5 lakh have been infected with it – the majority of them in Italy.

Even as China is finding it tough to bring the widespread infectious disease under control, several countries across the world are reporting cases of coronavirus. People lost their loved ones to the deadly disease which originated in Wuhan, China.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.