British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with a member of parliament who has tested positive for Covid; an administration representative said in an assertion.
Johnson, who went through three days in an emergency unit April in the wake of getting the infection; is not showing symptoms, the statement said.
He was told about the contact by NHS Test and Trace, an administration contact following help; that he had come into contact with somebody who tested positive and was required to self-isolate.
“The Prime Minister will adhere to the principles and is self-isolating,” according to the statement. “He will continue working from Downing Street, remembering for driving the Government’s reaction to the Covid pandemic.”
The possible exposure came on Thursday during a brief gathering among Johnson and members from parliament, including Lee Anderson; an member from Johnson’s Conservative Party. Anderson later tested positive for the infection.
The news comes as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a resurgence of the virus.
A subsequent lockdown imposed in England barring effectively all nonessential activity is in effect and due to lapse toward the beginning of December.
Johnson has defended the measure, saying that there is “no alternative.“