Gulf Today Report
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday will continue his self-quarantine after displaying mild symptoms of coronavirus including temperature, following a week of staying at home and working remotely.
The prime minister tested positive for the virus last Friday and had been due to come out of self-isolation today.
He has been working from a flat above his Downing Street offices since then, and had been expected to re-emerge on Friday.
Speaking in a video posted on Twitter, "In my own case, although I'm feeling better and I have done my seven days of isolation, alas, I still have one of the minor symptoms... a temperature.
"So, in accordance with government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes."
Johnson, who in the video still looked under the weather and was seen wearing a shirt without a tie, on March 23 ordered a three-week countrywide lockdown to cut close-contact transmission of the virus.
In his latest message, Johnson warned people not to be tempted to venture outside at the weekend, with better, warmer weather forecast.
"I just urge you not to do that," he said. "Please, please stick with the guidance.
"This country has made a huge effort, a huge sacrifice, done absolutely brilliantly well in delaying the spread of the virus. Let's stick with it now."
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