Boris Johnson is isolating himself on Da Ning Street after hosting a Tory MP who was infected with the coronavirus and later tested positive.
A spokesman said Sunday night that the prime minister, who was admitted to intensive care earlier this year while fighting Kovid-19, was feeling well and had no symptoms. The spokesman said.
In Lockwood, England, Johnson, 56, hosted a half-hour breakfast with a group of Tory MPs at No. 10 on Thursday, including Lee Anderson, who said he had symptoms the next day. Came down and tested positive for the virus on Saturday
In one photo, Johnson and Anderson, MPs from Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, are not wearing face masks as they stand a few feet apart and criticize a Labor MP.
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The Prime Minister has said that the epidemic needs to create social distance and cover the face in limited places.
The chaos on Downing Street last week is a new setback in the wake of a row between his top advisers and the need to isolate him.
Mr Anderson, 53, revealed on Sunday night that he had lost his sense of taste when he had a “severe headache” on Friday, a day after his wife’s visit to No. 10.
The pair were tested on Saturday and their positive results returned Sunday morning, he said.
Despite being infected with the coronavirus, both were “feeling good”, he added.
Downing Street said the prime minister had been notified by NHS tests and traces that he had to isolate himself as a result of contact with someone diagnosed with the disease.
No. 10 did not say who he was in contact with or when he was ordered to isolate himself at home.
His spokesman said Mr Johnson would “follow the rules” and continue to work down Downing Street when he was separated.
Her fianc Carrie Symonds, 32, was diagnosed with coronavirus symptoms after Johnson battled the disease in April. The couple welcomed a son, Wilfred Laurie Nicholas Johnson, six months ago.
It is possible to catch the coronavirus a second time, but experts say it is unlikely.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister said: “The Prime Minister has been informed today by the NHS test and trace that he should be self-isolated as a contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
“The prime minister will follow the rules and is isolated.
“He will continue to work from Downing Street, including leading the government’s response to the coronavirus epidemic.
“The PM is OK and Kovid-19 has no symptoms.”
After testing positive for the virus, Mr Anderson wrote on Facebook: “Isolation.
“I lost my sense of taste on Friday and at the same time my wife had a headache. I had no cough, no fever, and I did not feel well.
“We both had a test on Saturday and the result came on Sunday morning. My wife and I both tested positive.
“I’m feeling fine and my biggest concern is my wife who is in the ield group. But we’re both feeling good.”
After meeting for breakfast on Thursday, he posted a photo of the couple standing a few feet apart without a face mask.
Her November 12 post read: “Breakfast with PM. I met PM at 10 this morning.
“I was there with my wish list for Ashfield and Eastwood. The investment is coming, you have my word on it.”
Johnson was criticized by Labor MP Chris Bryant after Downing Street’s announcement.
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Mr Bryant wrote on Twitter: “I don’t understand. I thought England was under lock and key.
“Wasn’t the Prime Minister maintaining social distance with another MP? Am I missing something?”
Mr Johnson was hoping to take the initiative after last week’s drama on Downing Street.
His office said Friday that Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s most powerful adviser, would step down next month.
Negotiations on a post-Brexit Brexit trade agreement with the European Union are reaching a climax ahead of the December 31 deadline for Britain’s transition.
Johnson will have to decide his next move on England’s coronavirus ban when he ordered a four-week shutdown, which ends on December 2.
The prime minister announced on March 27 that he had tested positive for coronavirus and was isolating himself in Downing Street.
At the time, he said he had mild symptoms, including a fever and cough, but would continue to lead the government.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock also tested positive for Covid-19, while Mr Cummings and Chief Medical Officer Chris Witty had symptoms.
Mr Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’s Hospital in London on April 5 after his symptoms worsened.
The prime minister waited three nights before returning to the ward, and it was later revealed that he was fighting for his life.
He was released a week later in hospital on April 12 at Checkers to continue his recovery. He returned to Downing Street two weeks later.
After winning his battle with the disease, he said, “The NHS saved my life, no question.”