London, United Kingdom:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after somebody he was in touch with examined optimistic for the coronavirus, a spokesman mentioned Sunday.
“He’ll keep it up working from Downing Road, together with on main the Authorities’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” the Downing Road spokesman added.
His confinement comes as negotiations with the European Union over Brexit enter a decisive ultimate dash, with crucial bulletins being trailed — forward of Johnson’s isolation — by Downing Road to sort out the virus.
The prime minister was knowledgeable that he ought to self-isolate after being contacted by the nation’s Check and Hint scheme.
Johnson was hospitalised with the coronavirus in April. This time round, “the PM is effectively and doesn’t have any signs of Covid-19”, the spokesman mentioned.
A supply added that Johnson, who was severely affected in the course of the earlier bout, feels “good” and that the PM would proceed to work, “particularly to steer the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic”.
Downing Road has not mentioned how lengthy Johnson will probably be in isolation for. Nevertheless, the UK Nationwide Well being Service guidelines state people ought to isolate for 14 days.
The PM intends to handle the nation throughout his confinement, Downing Road mentioned.
The announcement got here after Johnson met a small group of MPs at Downing Road on Thursday for round 35 minutes, together with one who subsequently developed signs of Covid-19 and has now examined optimistic.
Johnson’s self-isolation dangers upsetting a busy week because the UK enters its third week of reimposed restrictions and the PM was attributable to chair a sequence of key Covid-19 conferences.
The renewed stay-at-home restrictions and enterprise closures got here into pressure earlier this month and have been met with scepticism that they will halt the worst demise toll from the virus in Europe.
The UK is meant to be returning to a regionalised strategy — lifting the sweeping lockdown at the moment in place — from December 2.
However the nation stays arduous hit, recording greater than 50,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus from over 1.3 million optimistic circumstances.
Johnson, 56, spent three nights in intensive care when he received Covid-19, later crediting hospital workers with saving his life.
The British chief has mentioned that his coronavirus case was severely worsened by being obese, however that he had since misplaced 26 kilos (12 kilograms).
“I’m going to proceed that food plan, as a result of you have to seek for the hero within your self, within the hope that that particular person is significantly slimmer,” he joked final month.
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