PM’s Get-Well-Soon Tweet To Boris Johnson
NEW DELHI ; Soon after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that he had tested positive for Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped for Johnson’s speedy recovery.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi stated that his British counterpart is a ‘fighter’ and will overcome this challenge of COVID-19 as well. “Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a healthy UK,” PM Modi added.
Earlier on Friday, Boris Johnson confirmed that had tested positive for COVID-19 and had developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours. The British PM stated that he will be under self-isolation but will also continue to lead the government via video-conference.
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu also wished for a speedy recovery for Johnson. Earlier on Wednesday, the next in line to the throne, Prince Charles had also tested positive for Coronavirus.
After UK PM Boris Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Buckingham Palace released an official statement. It elaborated that Queen Elizabeth II had met Johnson on March 11. At the same time, it was clarified that she remained in good health and was following appropriate advice pertaining to her welfare. Two days earlier, her son Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19.
“Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the PM on the 11th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare. We will not be commenting further.”
Mr Johnson in a video message today announced that he is self-isolating, and thanked workers in Britain’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) for their efforts in battling the spread of coronavirus.
A Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement that Mr Johnson, whose partner Carrie Symonds is pregnant, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday and was tested for COVID-19 on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer.
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Mr Johnson said on Twitter. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” he wrote.
“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 added in the video message.
A total of 11,658 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Britain, and 578 deaths.Earlier this week Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, also tested positive for the virus.
The British government confirmed this week that if Mr Johnson was incapacitated, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would temporarily assume the role of Prime Minister.
Technically called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 or SARS-CoV-2, this novel coronavirus causes the COVID-19 disease. A novel virus is one that has not been previously identified in humans.
(With Agency Inputs ).