Boris Johnson in quarantine after being in contact with a positive in covid-19

The British prime minister, who was hospitalized for coronavirus in April, has no symptoms and continues to work at his London office, a Downing Street spokesman said.

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06:00 PM / 15/11/2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in quarantine after being in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the official residence of 10 Downing Street reported this Sunday.

The head of government, who was hospitalized for coronavirus in April, has no symptoms and continues to work in his London office, a Downing Street spokesman said.

According to the BBC, Johnson had spent about 35 minutes with Conservative MP Lee Anderson, who has tested positive for COVID.

According to the official source, the British Health (NHS) contacted the prime minister to inform him that he should isolate himself after contact with a positive was recorded through the mobile phone tracking system.

“The prime minister will follow (Health) guidelines and isolate himself. He will continue to work from Downing Street on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister is fine and has no symptoms of covid-19,” he added .

The Conservative leader is expected to remain without physical contact with other people for about ten days.

Meanwhile, deputy Lee Anderson, who had been with Johnson last Thursday, said on his Facebook portal that he was in quarantine after he and his wife took the covid test yesterday, whose positive result they learned this Sunday.

“On Friday, I lost my sense of taste and smell and, at the same time, my wife had a headache,” added this MP for the English constituency of Ashfield.

“I feel totally fine and my biggest concern is my wife who is in the group that is protection (risk). We both feel good,” said Anderson.

The United Kingdom registered another 168 deaths from covid-19 this Sunday, while the number of new infections amounted to 24,962, according to the latest official figures.

With these data, the total number of deaths from coronavirus reaches 51,934 since the beginning of the pandemic, while the total number of cases already stands at 1,369,318.

The figures have been released while England is on lockdown, with non-essential stores closed, although schools and universities remain open and teleworking is recommended.

This confinement will continue until December 2, when the Government will review the health situation before deciding whether to lift it or extend the restrictions.

The other British regions – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – maintain various measures to contain the pandemic.

The Government recently reported that the country will be ready to begin a mass vaccination program against covid-19 on December 1 if the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech or some other receives the go-ahead from regulators.

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