British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with a member of parliament who has examined constructive for coronavirus, a authorities spokesman mentioned in an announcement.
Johnson, who spent three days in an intensive care unit in April after contracting the illness, is just not exhibiting signs, the assertion mentioned.
He was notified concerning the contact by NHS Test and Trace, a authorities contact tracing service, that he had come into contact with somebody who examined constructive and was required to self-isolate.
“The Prime Minister will follow the rules and is self-isolating,” based on the assertion. “He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.”
The potential publicity got here on Thursday throughout an roughly 35 minute assembly between Johnson and members of parliament, together with Lee Anderson, a fellow member of Johnson’s Conservative Party. Anderson later examined constructive for the virus.
The information comes because the United Kingdom struggles to comprise a resurgence of the virus.
A second lockdown imposed in England barring successfully all nonessential exercise is in impact and attributable to expire in early December. Johnson has defended the measure, saying that there’s “no alternative.”