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 the intensive care unit earlier this year fighting Covid-19.
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.