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Boris Johnson self-isolating after contact with person with coronavirus

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with a Covid-19 positive person.

The 56-year-old political leader – who was almost killed by the virus when he contracted it back in April – will continue to lead the government and lead the ongoing battle against the Covid-19 virus while isolating from Downing Street.

News of the PM's new brush with Covid-19 emerged on Sunday night with a spokesperson sharing an update with LBC presenter Ben Kentish.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, Mr Kentish wrote: "Boris Johnson isolating after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19."

Mr Kentish continued: "The contact was Conservative MP Lee Anderson. Boris Johnson held a 35-minute meeting with him and other MPs in No10 on Thursday morning."

He went on to quote a Number 10 spokesperson stating: "The Prime Minister has today been notified by NHS Test and Trace that he is required to self-isolate as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

"The Prime Minister will follow the rules and is self-isolating."

The spokesperson is said to have continued: “He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic."

The spokesperson added: "The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19.”

In April, Prime Minister Johnson was hospitalised after being found positive with the virus on March 27.

He was admitted to hospital on April 5 before being transferred to an Intensive Care Unit the following day.

The Prime Minister left ICU following three days of treatment and was released from hospital on April 9.

The following month, the Prime Minister revealed doctors had been preparing to announce his death as he had struggled to fight the virus.

He also paid tribute to the NHS and nurses Jenny McGee and Luis Pitarma for saving his life.

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