Coronavirus: Boris Johnson stays isolated with mild symptoms

(BBC) – Boris Johnson will carry on self-isolating after continuing to display mild symptoms of the coronavirus including having a temperature.

The prime minister tested positive for the virus last Friday and had been due to come out of self-isolation today.

Mr Johnson continues to work from home and chaired a coronavirus meeting on Friday morning.

He was seen on Thursday applauding the NHS and other key workers from his flat in Downing Street.

Speaking in a video posted on Twitter, Mr Johnson said: “Although I am feeling better and I’ve done my seven days of isolation alas I still have one of the minor symptoms.

“I still have a temperature. 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 beat the virus.”