London - British Prime Minister Boris
Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus
and was in self-isolation at his Downing Street office.
Here are some reactions to the news.
IRISH PRIME MINISTER LEO VARADKAR
"I certainly hope that he makes a speedy recovery.
"I don't want to criticise any government's handling of
this, this is new, this is unprecedented. The science is
changing and evolving all the time.
"I'm absolutely sure that every government, every health
service is doing their best with the best information they
MICHEL BARNIER, EU'S CHIEF BREXIT NEGOTIATOR, WHO ALSO TESTED
POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS
"Wishing a speedy recovery to PM @BorisJohnson. My thoughts
are with him and, indeed, with all families in the UK and across
Europe & the world that are affected by #coronavirus."
JEREMY CORBYN, LEADER OF UK'S OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY
"I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery and hope his
family are safe and healthy.
"Coronavirus can and does affect anyone. Everyone be safe.
Our own health depends on everybody else."
INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDA MODI
"You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as
"Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a
NORTHERN IRELAND'S FIRST MINISTER ARLENE FOSTER
"Best wishes to the Prime Minister and Carrie (Symonds,
Johnson's fiancee). No one is immune. Let’s all follow the
SCOTLAND'S FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON
"I send my very best wishes to Boris Johnson and his family.
I don't underestimate for anybody how difficult it is to be
positive for this virus so I certainly send my best wishes to
him for a very speedy recovery."