British Prime minister, Boris Johnson has gone into self-isolation after coming in contact with a COVID-19 patient.
The UK national health services’ track and trace programme informed the prime minister that he had been in contact with someone who tested positive for the infection after he had a meeting with some members of parliament at his official residence.
In March, Johnson went into isolation after testing positive for coronavirus and was later moved into the intensive care unit for treatment before his discharge from the hospital on April 12.
A spokesperson of the prime minister says he will continue to work indoors, although he had no symptoms of COVID-19.
“The prime minister will follow the rules and is self-isolating. He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of Covid-19,” the spokesperson said.
In a tweet, Johnson confirmed the development, saying he had no symptoms.
“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,” the tweet reads.
“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.”