LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.Taking to Twitter on Friday, Johnson wrote: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via videoconference as we fight this virus.”Johnson also shared a video message in which he once again urged Britons to “stay at home” to stop the spread of the virus.Johnson, 55, was last seen in public applauding health-care workers on Thursday evening from the door of 10 Downing Street as a part of a national celebration of the front-line nurses and doctors.Johnson has recently appeared in good health. Despite initial hesitation to embrace the strict measures pursued elsewhere in Europe to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister recently changed course and began to hold his meetings via videoconference, sitting at a table alone and looking at a large TV screen.The prime minister — whose fiancee, Carrie Symonds, is pregnant — appeared at the government’s daily news conference two days ago.On his doctor’s recommendation, Johnson will isolate himself for seven days and will forgo public appearances and group meetings.Buckingham


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