British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. He has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street.

"He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty," a statement brought by BBC read.

On Friday afternoon, Johnson tweeted: "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 video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this."

At the end of his tweet, Johnson added the hashtag, "#StayHomeSaveLives."

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote: "Dear Boris Johnson, on behalf of the people of Israel I wish you a full and speedy recovery. Your friend, Benjamin Netanyahu."

Earlier this week, the UK's Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Clarence House, Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health." He isworking from home, and the Duchess of Cornwall has tested negative for the virus.