But he will stay in post until a successor is identified, Johnson said. A timetable would be confirmed next week, he added.
The prime minister tweeted a video message confirming he had COVID-19, adding: "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
Abbott reiterated Labour’s position on BBC that the opposition party cannot back the election bid until it is sure a so-called no deal Brexit is off the table.
Johnson stands in support of his Saudi Arabian allies following an attack on its oil facilities which marked a “wanton violation of international law”,.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains determined to pull Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 come what may, his foreign minister said on Sunday.
Johnson affirmed his appreciation for Egypt's role in supporting efforts to achieve peace, stability and security in the Middle East.
NATO joined 25 governments around the world Tuesday in expelling Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in Britain.
Britain on Friday provoked Russia's wrath by directly implicating Vladimir Putin in the nerve agent attack on an ex-double agent.
Britain warned it would respond "robustly" if it emerged that a government was behind the suspected poisoning of a former Russian double agent.
Sergei Lavrov and British Foreign Secretary clashed Friday over Russia's alleged interference in the Brexit vote even as they sought to mend ties after years of antagonism.