Prime Minister Boris Johnson to remain in quarantine with continued coronavirus symptoms

The Prime Minister has been chairing meetings via video link during his isolation (PA Images)
The Prime Minister has been chairing meetings via video link during his isolation (PA Images)
13:58pm, Fri 03 Apr 2020
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Boris Johnson has announced he will remain in coronavirus quarantine as he still has a high temperature.

The PrimeMinister released a video on Twitter saying he is still experiencing some symptoms of coronavirus and urging the British public not to flout isolation rules given the expected warm weather this weekend..

The Prime Minister, who tested positive for the virus a week ago, was due to finish his seven day self-isolation today but says he still has a mild fever and will not yet be emerging from Number 10.

He said: "Hi folks, quick update from me on the campaign against coronavirus.

The PM has been chairing meetings via video link (PA Images)

"First of all, in my own case, although I'm feeling better, and I've done my seven days of isolation, alas I still have one of the symptoms, a minor symptom, I still have a temperature."

He assured followers he was obeying recommended guidelines adding: "And so in accordance with government advice I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes.

"But we're working, clearly the whole time, on our programme to defeat the virus," he added.

"I just want to say one crucial thing," he said.

"One quick thing to everybody thinking about this weekend, and what may be some fine weather because I reckon that what some people might start to think is that this is all going on for quite a long time, and they'd rather be getting out there, and particularly if you've got kids in the household, everybody may be getting a bit stir crazy and there may be a temptation to just get out there, hang out and start to break the regulations.

"And I just urge you not to do that. Please, please stick to the guidance now."

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