Boris Johnson told to self-isolate after coronavirus contact

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. That was confirmed tonight.

Mr Johnson – who has no symptoms – has been notified by NHS Test and Trace, Downing Street said.

He is expected to work from Downing Street during his period of self-isolation.

The 56-year-old was admitted to intensive care earlier this year fighting Covid-19.

It is believed Mr Johnson was advised by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate after meeting a small group of MPs on Downing Street Thursday morning, including MPs for Ashfield Lee Anderson.

Mr Anderson said on Facebook that he had symptoms of Covid-19 on Friday and received a positive result on Sunday morning after testing on Saturday.

A number 10 spokesman said: “The Prime Minister was informed today by NHS Test and Trace that he must self-isolate as a contact from someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The PM is good and has no symptoms of Covid-19.”

Mr Johnson announced on March 27 that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was isolating himself with “mild symptoms” such as high temperature and persistent cough.

He was later admitted to the hospital as a precaution after his symptoms, including a high temperature, persisted.


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