British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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A government spokesman said in a statement that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “self-isolated” after contacting a member of parliament who tested positive for the corona virus.
Johnson spent three days in the intensive care unit in April after contracting the disease and showed no symptoms, the report said.
He was told by the NHS Test and Trace, a government liaison service, that he had been in contact with someone who had tested positive and should be isolated.
“The prime minister will follow the rules and isolate himself,” the statement said. “He will work from Downing Street, including guiding the government’s response to the corona virus epidemic.”
The revelation came during a nearly 35-minute meeting between Johnson and members of parliament on Thursday, including Lee Anderson, a fellow member of Johnson’s Conservative Party. Anderson then tested positive for the virus.
The news comes as the United Kingdom struggles to control the resurgence of the virus.
The second lock imposed in the UK is in effect effectively eliminating all essential activities and expires in early December. Johnson has backed the move “No alternative.”