London : UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with after a meeting with a Member of Parliament who has tested positive for Covid-19, a Downing Street spokesman said in a statement Sunday.
" The prime minister will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic," said the spokesman
"The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of Covid-19," the statement added.
Under the NHS Test and Trace rules, his self-isolation should run for 10 days and end on November 26.
Johnson had a meeting lasting about 35 minutes with some MPs at his office in 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning, including Lee Anderson the MP for Ashfield in the East Midlands region of England.
Anderson later developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 and posted on his Facebook page to say he was self-isolating.
On Friday I lost my sense of taste at the same time my wife had a bad headache. I had no cough, no fever and felt well. We both had a test on Saturday and the result came in Sunday morning, said the Conservative Party MP.
My wife and I both tested positive. I feel absolutely fine and my biggest concern is my wife who is in the shielded group. But we are both feeling good, he said.
Notably, Johnson had recovered from Covid-19, the coronavirus-caused illness, after contracting the virus in late March and spending three days in intensive care in early April.
England is currently under a month-long national lockdown until December 2, the second of its kind since the coronavirus outbreak in Britain, in a bid to quell the resurgence of coronavirus.
Another 24,962 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the national tally to 13,69,318, according to official figures released Sunday.
The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 168 to 51,934, the data showed.
(With Agency Inputs)