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Boris Johnson Self-Isolating After Coming Into Contact With Covid-19

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Boris Johnson Self-Isolating After Coming Into Contact With Covid-19

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street says.

He was reportedly contacted by NHS Test and Trace who told him to self-isolate.

As reported by Sky News, a spokesperson for the PM said that he will 'follow the rules' and is self-isolating in Downing Street.

The spokesman added: "He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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"The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19."

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The MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, met with Boris Johnson on Thursday morning at Number 10. He went on to develop symptoms of coronavirus, before testing positive for the infection.

He posted a photo of himself on Facebook standing socially-distanced from Mr Johnson on Thursday.

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The MP for Ashfield and Eastwood, north of Nottingham, posted a picture of himself on Facebook standing apart from Mr Johnson after the meeting on Thursday.

He wrote: "Breakfast with the PM. This morning I met with the PM at Number 10.

"I was there with my wish list for Ashfield and Eastwood. Investment is coming, you have my word on that."

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Writing on Facebook this evening, Mr Anderson said: "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.

"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."

Boris Johnson reportedly tested positive for the virus on 27 March.He isolated for the required seven days, but had to continue doing so because he still had a temperature.

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Then on Sunday (5 April), he went to hospital following medical advice. Once again, updating the nation via Twitter, he wrote: "I went into hospital for some routine tests as I'm still experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

"I'm in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe."

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Credit: PA

Later that day, it was announced that he'd been admitted to intensive care with a spokesperson for Downing Street saying: "Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.

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"The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary. The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."

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Topics: UK News

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