Prime Minister for the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has reported he has tested positive for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus.

"Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," he said on Twitter on March 27.

"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 added.

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As was reported, the Prince of Wales tested positive for the coronavirus, Clarence House confirmed on March 25. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health," a spokesman said.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was also tested but did not have the virus.