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.