British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to social media today (March 27th, 2020) to confirm that over the past 24 hours, he had developed mild symptoms and tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
He said that he would now be self-isolating, but is determined to continue leading the government's response to the pandemic via video conference.
It's understood that the PM had assigned Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as his 'Designated Survivor', but Raab is not expected to take over in the role of temporary Prime Minister, unless the PM's condition worsens.
There are now questions surrounding how long the PM has been contagious, and many imagine that those who have been in contact directly with him will now be tested to see if they have caught the virus.
Carrie Symonds, the fiancée of the Prime Minister, is now expected to be moved away from her partner due to her high-risk status as a pregnant woman.
We'll bring you more information surrounding Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition as and when we get it.
UPDATE: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been confirmed. The news broke just hours after the Prime Minister took to Twitter to announce he had contracted the virus.
Mr Hancock will now be forced to also self-isolate for at least seven days, as the government continue to plot a strategy to bring the health crisis under control.