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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after being instructed he got here into contact with somebody who examined constructive for Covid-19, officers mentioned Sunday.
“He’ll keep on working from Downing Road, together with on main the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” an announcement from his workplace mentioned. Johnson “is nicely and doesn’t have any signs of COVID-19,” it added.
Johnson met with a small group of lawmakers for a few half-hour on Thursday, together with one who subsequently developed coronavirus signs and examined constructive.
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 may focus on with parliamentary authorities how Johnson can participate remotely in Parliament’s enterprise. He plans to “proceed talking to the nation throughout his self-isolation interval,” they added.
The assertion did not say how lengthy Johnson plans to isolate, however U.Okay. well being authorities’ steering 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 after contracting the coronavirus.