Boris Johnson self-isolating after MP tests positive for Covid-19

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with an MP who has since tested positive for Covid-19, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister, who was admitted to intensive care with coronavirus in April, is “well” and does not have any symptoms of the virus, according to a Number 10 spokesman.

Mr Johnson was advised to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace after attending a 35-minute meeting with a small group of MPs in Downing Street on Thursday morning, including MP for Ashfield Lee Anderson.

He then spent three nights in St Thomas’ Hospital’s intensive care unit, later revealing it “could have gone either way” and thanked NHS staff for saving his life.

Writing on Twitter on Sunday evening, the Prime Minister said he would continue to “lead the government’s pandemic response” from self-isolation in Downing Street.

“Today I was notified by NHS Test and Trace that I must self-isolate as I have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19,” he said.

“I have no symptoms, but am following the rules and will be working from No10 as I continue to lead the government’s pandemic response.”

Mr Anderson said in a Facebook post on Sunday evening that he had lost his sense of taste on Friday and went for a test the following day.

“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,” Mr Anderson said.

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.

Posted by Lee Anderson MP on Thursday, November 12, 2020

“We both had a test on Saturday and the result came in Sunday morning. My wife and I both tested positive.

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