Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive, 1059 patients have tested positive, Scotland pays tribute to the NHS in #clapforourcarers

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Scottish Government statistics show that there are 1059 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly 33 patients in Scotland who have tested positive have died.

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland
Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland
Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland

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Scottish Government update: 1059 positive cases confirmed (up 165 from yesterday), 72 patients in ICU and sadly a further 8 deaths, bringing the total to 33 in Scotland.

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Number 10 has released more details on the Prime Minister after he tested positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister is self-isolating in Number 11 Downing Street. He lives in the flat above No11, and the Chancellor has vacated office space below where video conferencing facilities have been set up. The doors to No10 have been sealed. Staff attending Mr Johnson will observe 2m social distancing guidelines.

The PM first noticed he had symptoms yesterday afternoon, and got the results of his test at midnight. He is currently self-isolating for seven days. Meals are being left at a door for him to collect. His official spokesman declined to comment on the status of his partner Carrie Symonds - who is pregnant - or confirm if she is living at No11.

The PM’s official spokesman said measures were being taken to ensure the illness does not spread further in government, but that No10 is a functioning workplace and staff can continue working following distancing guidelines until they begin showing symptoms.

The PM took part in the daily 9.30am coronavirus meeting of key government staff via video conferencing, and will continue to do so. He will not take part in daily press conferences while self-isolating. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is designated to stand in for the PM if needed, but Mr Johnson is currently continuing to carry out his role in full.

Last night he took part in the nationwide clap for NHS staff in Downing Street, along with Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The PM’s spokesman said: “He did really want to take part in clapping NHS staff, he felt it was important... he ensured he didn’t come into any close contact with anyone.”

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Full article: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

The Prime Minister has been tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms yesterday.

PM Boris Johnson tweets video statement confirming he has tested positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus

 A Downing Street spokesperson said: “After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.

“The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive.

“In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Street.

“He is continuing to lead the government’s response to coronavirus.”

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