Article By Sluice Report Editor Rick Baker

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the Coronavirus. Here is the statement he released on Twitter Friday.

Just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his announcement the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he too has tested positive for coronavirus.

As if that were not enough bad news for the United Kingdom’s Covid-19 response team for one day the UK Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty, tweeted on Friday that he is also now Self isolating after experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus.

All three of these men have played important roles in the UK’s response to fighting the Coronavirus outbreak. At the time this article was published, Friday March 27th, the United Kingdom had 14,543 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 759 deaths. (See current case map HERE)

UK Case number as of 12:24pm CT March 27th 2020