UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after a gathering with a Member of Parliament who later examined optimistic for COVID-19, Downing Road stated. Johnson had been notified by the Nationwide Well being Service (NHS) Take a look at and Hint that he got here in touch of somebody who has examined optimistic and he should self-isolate, the prime minister’s spokesperson stated on Sunday.
“The prime minister will observe the foundations and is self-isolating. He’ll stick with it working from Downing Road, together with on main the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” the spokesperson stated.
“The PM is nicely and doesn’t have any signs of COVID-19,” the spokesperson added.
Johnson spent three nights in intensive care at St.Thomas’ Hospital in central London in April after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
Beneath the NHS Take a look at and Hint guidelines, his self-isolation ought to run for 10 days and finish on November 26.
Johnson had a gathering lasting about 35 minutes with some MPs at his workplace in 10 Downing Road on Thursday morning, together with Lee Anderson — the MP for Ashfield within the East Midlands area of England.
Anderson later developed signs and examined optimistic for COVID-19 and posted on his Fb web page to say he was self-isolating.
“On Friday I misplaced my sense of style on the identical time my spouse had a nasty headache. I had no cough, no fever and felt nicely. We each had a check on Saturday and the consequence got here in Sunday morning,” stated the Conservative Celebration MP.
“My spouse and I each examined optimistic. I really feel completely fantastic and my greatest concern is my spouse who’s within the shielded group. However we’re each feeling good,” he stated.
(With PTI inputs)