LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after being instructed he got here into contact with somebody who examined optimistic for the coronavirus, officers mentioned Sunday.
“He’ll stick with it working from Downing Avenue, together with on main the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” an announcement from his workplace mentioned.
Johnson “is properly and doesn’t have any signs of COVID-19,” it added.
Johnson met with a small group of lawmakers for a couple of half-hour on Thursday, together with one who subsequently developed coronavirus signs and examined optimistic.
He was notified by the Nationwide Well being Service’s Take a look at and Hint system Sunday and instructed he ought to self-isolate due to components together with the size of the assembly.
Officers mentioned they’ll focus on with parliamentary authorities how Johnson can participate remotely in Parliament’s enterprise. He plans to “proceed chatting with the nation throughout his self-isolation interval,” they added.
The assertion did not say how lengthy Johnson deliberate to isolate, however U.Ok. well being authorities’ steerage is that anybody contacted by Take a look at and Hint ought to quarantine for 14 days.
In April, Johnson was hospitalized in intensive care for 3 nights after contracting COVID-19. After he was discharged, he thanks well being employees for saving his life and mentioned for 48 hours throughout his hospital keep “issues may have gone both approach.”
His companion Carrie Symonds, who was pregnant on the time, additionally skilled signs and needed to self-isolate.
The prime minister later mentioned he needed to construct up his health, and in the summertime he launched a nationwide marketing campaign to sort out weight problems after acknowledging that he was “too fats” when he fell unwell.
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