Boris Johnson isolating after close contact with Covid case

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Boris Johnson Isolating After Close Contact With Covid Case
The UK Prime Minister was notified by the UK Test and Trace system.
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Emma Bowden, PA

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after he was told he is a close contact of a confirmed case of Cov-19.

A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: “The Prime Minister has today been notified by NHS Test and Trace that he is required to self-isolate as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The Prime Minister will follow the rules and is self-isolating."

“He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic," the spokesperson added.

“The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of Covid-19.”

Earlier this year, Mr Johnson tested positive for the virus, displaying serve symptoms which caused him to be hospitalised.

This comes as a further 24,962 cases of the virus were detected in the UK in the past 24 hours, bringing their total case number to 1,369,318.

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It was also confirmed that 168 Covid-related deaths had been notified across the UK in the same period.

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