PM Modi Wishes Speedy Recovery For Boris Johnson (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson speed recovery after he tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). PM Modi said that Johnson is a fighter and will overcome this challenge as well.
“Dear PM @BorisJohnson, You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as well. Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a healthy UK,” PM Modi tweeted.
Early today, Boris Johnson posted a video on Twitter and confirmed that he tested positive for coronavirus. In a video message, Johnson noted that he had developed mild symptoms such as a temperature and persistent cough over the last 24 hours. “He took a test on the advice of the chief medical officer which returned positive for coronavirus,” Johnson added.
"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. Together we will beat this," he wrote in a Twitter post along with the video.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
Meanwhile, Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister, issued a statement saying, "After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty. The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive."
"In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street. He is continuing to lead the government’s response to coronavirus," a Downing Street spokesperson was quoted as saying by The Guardian.
(With Agency Inputs)