Covid-19: British government criticised after Johnson tests positive

Administration accused of being careless after health minister also sidelined with virus

The British government has faced accusations of carelessness in failing to protect prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock from Covid-19 after they tested positive. The prime minister was tested for the virus after he showed mild symptoms, including a high temperature and cough, on Thursday.

“I’m working from home and self-isolating and that’s entirely the right thing to do. But, 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,” he said in a video message on Friday.

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