British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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A spokesman for the government said in a statement that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was isolated after coming into contact with a Member of Parliament who tested positive for coronovirus.
The statement said Johnson, who spent three days in an intensive care unit after contracting the disease in April, is not showing symptoms.
He was informed of the contact by NHS Tests and Trace, a government liaison tracing service, that he had come in contact with someone who had tested positive and needed to be self-isolated.
According to the statement, “The Prime Minister will follow the rules and is self-segregation.” “He will work from Downing Street, including leading the government’s response to the coronovirus epidemic.”
The possible exposure came on Thursday during a nearly 35-minute meeting between Johnson and members of parliament, including Lee Anderson, a partner of the Johnson Conservative Party. Anderson later tested positive for the virus.
It has been reported that there is a struggle in the United Kingdom over the resurgence of the virus.
A second lockdown is in effect in England effectively halting all non-potential activity and ending in early December. Johnson defended the measure, saying that “there is no alternative.”