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British PM in COVID-19 self-isolation again

Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after being notified by NHS Test and Trace that he came into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after being notified by NHS Test and Trace that he came into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

UK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after someone he was in contact with tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time seven months, a spokesman said Sunday.

“He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” the Downing Street spokesman added.

The Prime Minister was informed that he should self-isolate after being contacted by the country’s Test and Trace scheme.

Johnson was hospitalised with the coronavirus in April.

A source added that Johnson, who was severely affected during the earlier bout, feels “good” and that the PM would continue to work, “in particular to lead the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic”.Downing Street has not said how long Johnson will be in isolation for. However, the UK National Health Service rules state individuals should isolate for 14 days.The PM intends to address the country during his confinement, Downing Street said.But the country remains hard hit, recording more than 50,000 deaths linked to covid-19 from over 1.3 million positive cases.

Johnson, 56, has said that his coronavirus case was seriously worsened by being overweight, but that he had since lost 26 pounds (12 kilogrammes).

“I am going to continue that diet, because you’ve got to search for the hero inside of yourself, in the hope that that individual is considerably slimmer,” he joked last month.

- AFP