He’ll proceed working from Downing Avenue (Image: Getty)
Boris Johnson has been advised to self-isolate after coming into contact with somebody who examined optimistic for Covid-19, Downing Avenue has mentioned.
The prime minister will proceed working from Downing Avenue whereas in quarantine, a spokesman mentioned.
It’s understood that Mr Johnson was suggested to self-isolate by NHS Take a look at and Hint after assembly a small group of MPs in Downing Avenue on Thursday morning, together with MP for Ashfield Lee Anderson.
Mr Anderson mentioned on Fb that he started experiencing signs of Covid-19 on Friday and, after being examined on Saturday, obtained a optimistic outcome on Sunday morning.
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Lee Anderson had a breakfast assembly with Boris Johnson in Downing Avenue on Thursday, the Ashfield MP wrote on Fb afterwards.
His November 12 submit learn: ‘Breakfast With The PM. This morning I met with the PM at Quantity 10. I used to be there with my want checklist for Ashfield and Eastwood. Funding is coming, you’ve my phrase on that.’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson carrying a face masks participates in a service to commemorate the centenary of the burial of the Unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey on November 11 (Image: Getty)
A Downing Avenue spokesman mentioned the PM shouldn’t be at the moment exhibiting signs and is feeling nicely.
He mentioned: ‘The Prime Minister has immediately been notified by NHS Take a look at and Hint that he’s required to self-isolate as a contact of somebody who has examined optimistic for Covid-19.
‘The Prime Minister will comply with the foundations and is self-isolating.
‘He’ll keep on working from Downing Avenue, together with on main the Authorities’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.’
Boris Johnson was beforehand admitted to intensive care whereas battling Covid-19 earlier this 12 months.
Mr Anderson mentioned in a Fb submit that he had misplaced his sense of style on Friday and went for a take a look at the next day.
‘On Friday I misplaced my sense of style on the similar time my spouse had a foul headache. I had no cough, no fever and felt nicely,’ Mr Anderson mentioned.
‘We each had a take a look at on Saturday and the outcome got here in Sunday morning. My spouse and I each examined optimistic.
‘I really feel completely superb and my greatest concern is my spouse who’s within the shielded group. However we’re each feeling good.’
It follows per week which noticed Mr Johnson’s administration rocked by political drama together with his shut aides, chief adviser Dominic Cummings and communications director Lee Cain, exiting their posts.
The PM had been anticipated to guide a Downing Avenue press convention this week however must miss this.
On Monday, he was additionally anticipated to fulfill Tory MPs from the newly shaped Northern Analysis Group (NRG), which was set as much as press the case for ‘levelling up’ northern England.
The self-isolation interval means he may also miss going through Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday.
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