As Johnson battled the virus, including spending several days in intensive care, his popularity in the polls rose.
In contrast to the Trump White House, which has hosted political events where little sign of social distancing or mask wearing was in evidence, Russia's Vladimir Putin has surrounded himself with an extreme protective "bubble" to avoid contracting the virus.
The Trumps discovered they were infected shortly after an adviser to the president, Hope Hicks, who was aboard Air Force One returning from a campaign rally in Minnesota, announced that she had contracted the virus, which has killed over 200,000 people in the country to date. "My symptoms are very mild". Mr Hernandez said he had started what he called the "MAIZ treatment", an experimental and unproven combination of microdacyn, azithromycin, ivermectin and zinc. He has added his voice to growing pleas for equitable access to any Covid-19 vaccine, asking the recent United Nations gathering of world leaders, "Are people to be left to die?" Another leader affected was the president of Belarus, Aleksander Lukashenko, who had recommended drinking vodka, playing hockey, going to a sauna and farming with a tractor.
According to The New York Times, the presidents of Honduras, Bolivia, Guatemala have also contracted the virus, as has the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Russian Federation. "We will get through this TOGETHER!" the president said in a tweet. I was a bit weak yesterday. "I am sure that your inherent vitality, good spirits and optimism will help you cope with the risky virus", the Russian President said, according to a Kremlin readout of the telegram.
If Trump becomes seriously ill, there are constitutional procedures that would allow Vice President Mike Pence to assume power temporarily, just weeks before the November 3 election. Among them are senior Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Vice-President Massoumeh Ebtekar. It remains unclear whether any other members of the Trump family have been tested, or what the results of those tests are.
Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, 71, recently tested positive but his office said he had no symptoms and was quarantined at home. Junior Railways Minister Suresh Angadi last week was the first federal minister to die from Covid-19. Litzman is a leader in Israel's ultra-Orthodox community, which has seen a high rate of infection as many have defied restrictions on religious gatherings.
Vice President Riek Machar was among several Cabinet ministers infected.