The Prime Minister has been requested to self-isolate through the NHS track and trace app, after someone from Downing Street has tested positive.
No 10 confirmed that the PM has been in contact with a small group of MPs, including the MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, who later developed Covid-19 symptoms and has now tested positive.
In a video on Monday, Boris Johnson said he is feeling healthy and he urges others to stick to the rules and to self-isolate if contacted by The NHS Track and Trace.
Hi folks, I’ve been instructed by our NHS Test & Trace scheme to self-isolate for two weeks, after being in contact with someone with Covid-19.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 16, 2020
The Prime Minister will continue to work during the 10 days of self-isolation.
Some say government advisers will work to find solutions that would allow Johnson to participate in Parliamentary meetings via electrical means.
On Thursday, Mr Johnson spent a meeting with Tory MP Lee Anderson, who then tested positive shortly after.
Lee Anderson said he feels fine, but is worried about his wife.
Ashfield MP Lee Anderson says he lost his sense of taste on Friday, was tested on Saturday and got a positive result on Sunday.
He says he feels fine and biggest concern is his wife who is in the shielded group and tested positive as well.
Here he was meeting the PM on Thursday pic.twitter.com/SRoy69M5AY
— Hugh Casswell (@HughCasswell) November 15, 2020
Another Conservative MP, Andy Carter, has confirmed his requirement to self-isolate after attending the same meeting as Boris Johnson and MP Lee Anderson.
Yes, I had a call from test and trace yesterday following a work meeting at 10 Downing Street last Thursday. In line with the rules I am self isolating. https://t.co/IZLWwqBytO
— Andy Carter MP (@MrAndy_Carter) November 16, 2020
Words by Norbert Tarnoczi | Subbed by Grace Staley