British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may remain in isolation beyond 3 April as he is still showing symptoms, Downing Street said.
According to Johnson's spokesman, the prime minister "continues to have mild symptoms."
“We're following the guidelines from PHE and from the chief medical officer which states that you need to self isolate for a period of seven days so no change in that,” he said.
Boris Johnson was tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday. He announced this online, adding that he would continue working remotely.
Apart from Johnson, some other high-ranking British officials, including Health Secretary Matt Hancock, have also contracted the infection. In the royal family, Prince Charles was not spared the virus either but has already recovered from it successfully.
Currently, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK is 29,872, with 2,357 fatalities.