British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in isolation from coronavirus with mild symptoms

LONDON: He said Friday that it would remain mild, even seven days after the first.

Although I feel better and have spent my seven days in isolation, unfortunately I still have one of the symptoms, a minor symptom, I still have a temperature, Johnson said in a video message posted on Twitter.

So, according to government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom subsides, Johnson said.

Johnson announced a week ago that he had tested positive and would isolate himself on Downing Street.

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In his speech, the Prime Minister told the British that they had to abide by the rules on staying home unless it was essential to go out, before a weekend when good weather is forecast.

I just urge you not to do that (get out). Please, please, follow the guide now, Johnson said. This country has made a great effort, a great sacrifice, done absolutely well to delay the spread of the virus.

Let's get on with it now.

When asked earlier Friday whether Johnson would be out of isolation on Friday, his health minister, Matt Hancock, said: I have no idea, but what I do know is that he is still working.

Hancock also tested positive for the coronavirus last week at about the same time as Johnson, but has since left the isolation and is working on schedule.