UK PM Johnson self-isolating after MP tests Covid positive

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

New Delhi (NVI): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after a meeting with a Member of Parliament who later tested positive for COVID-19.

Johnson was notified by the National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace that he came in contact with someone who has tested positive and he must self-isolate, the prime minister’s spokesperson said on Sunday night.

“Today I was notified by NHS Test and Trace that I must self-isolate as I have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19,” UK PM tweeted.

“I have no symptoms, but am following the rules and will be working from No10 as I continue to lead the government’s pandemic response,” his tweet further read.

Johnson on Thursday spent about 35 minutes with Ashfield MP Lee Anderson who has since tested positive.

Under the NHS Test and Trace rules, his self-isolation should run for 10 days and end on November 26.

The Prime Minister had spent three nights in intensive care at St. Thomas’ Hospital in central London in April after testing positive for COVID-19.

-CHK