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British PM self-isolates after contact contracted COVID-19

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson
Emeh Joy

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is self-isolating after someone who was in contact with him tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesman on Sunday.

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

Recall that Johnson had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was hospitalized in April. The spokesman said that this time, "the PM is well and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19".

Boris Johnson was told to self-isolate after he was contacted by the country's Test and Trace scheme. The announcement was after the Prime Minister met with a small group of MPs at Downing Street on Thursday.

One of those he met with had subsequently developed symptoms of COVID-19 and recently tested positive.

56-year-old Boris Johnson contracted COVID-19 in April and was placed in intensive care where he spent three nights after which he gave the hospital staff credit for saving his life.

Johnson had said that his case was made worse by the fact that he was overweight. However, he had since lost 26 pounds (12 kilograms).

"I am going to continue that diet because you've got to search for the hero inside of yourself, in the hope that that individual is considerably slimmer", he said as a joke last month.

Britain has been the worst-hit country in Europe by the COVID-19 pandemic as it has recorded about 1.2 million positive cases and more than 50,000 deaths.

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