PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has confirmed.

The 55-year-old is now self-isolating at No 10.

In a video on his Twitter account, he said: “I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus that’s a temperature and a persistent cough and on the advice of the chief medical officer I’ve taken a test and that has come out positive.

“I am working from home, I’m self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do.

“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 fight back against coronavirus.”