BORIS Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Prime Minister confirmed the reports in a Twitter post this morning and said that he is now self-isolating in Downing Street.

In a video to his followers he said: "I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus - a temperature and a persistent caugh, and on the advice of the chief medical officer I have taken a test that has come out positive."

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The Prime Minister, who is 55-years-old, announced that he will now be working from home.

He added that 'it is entirely the right thing to do', however, he assured Britons that he will continue 'to lead the national fight against coronavirus'.

Several Number 10 staff will now have to self-isolate too. 

As of today there are more than 11,600 confirmed cases in the UK and 578 nationals have died.

The Prince of Wales also tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

More updates to follow.