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According to the Court Circular, the Queen last saw Boris Johnson when he had his weekly audience with her on 11 March. Since then his weekly audience with her has been conducted by telephone.
A spokesman said:
Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health, The Queen last saw the Prime Minister on March 11 and is following all the appropriate advice with regards to her welfare.
The Queen last saw the Prime Minister on 11 March. The day BEFORE she last saw Prince Charles. IF he wasn’t infectious at that time (not until 13th day his medics) then the PM shouldn’t have been infectious when he was 93 year old Monarch on 11th.
(But all very close)
And here is some reaction from fellow politicians, wishing the Prime Minister and his family well following the news that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
From the former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt
Thoughts and prayers of whole nation with @BorisJohnson having tested positive for coronavirus. We are so grateful for your strong leadership at this time of crisis and know you will back with your trademark optimism before long! Thinking of you and Carrie.
I’d like to wish a speedy recovery to @BorisJohnson following his diagnosis with coronavirus.
Stay at home. Protect our NHS. Save lives. https://t.co/3rfCNLQ63w
Sorry to hear this and hope you feel better soon. Thank you for everything your Government is doing to help us fight this.
Get well soon & thanks for what you have been doing to help the country fight this. https://t.co/MvWLdyrEeU
We come from different parties, we disagree on many things, we’ve clashed – that’s politics. But in a national crisis he’s leading our country’s efforts to defeat this virus. I sincerely send @BorisJohnson my best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well soon! #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/uHiPq7fWKr
Very high numbers of MPs seem to have had it or have got it now. It shows that in any type of gathering the virus can quickly spread.
Parliament was too slow on this. Anyone at PMQs this week should be extra vigilant.
I wish the PM, and others a speedy recovery. https://t.co/MZQMYJdzCA