BORIS Johnson has deserted plans to keep away from quarantine after being contacted by NHS Take a look at and Hint following a livid political backlash.
The Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had initially deliberate to take day by day exams somewhat than self-isolate following conferences final week with Well being Secretary Sajid Javid who has examined constructive for Covid-19.
However in a dramatic turnaround Downing Road stated the 2 ministers can be self-isolating somewhat than collaborating in a day by day contact testing pilot.
“The Prime Minister has been contacted by NHS Take a look at and Hint to say he’s a contact of somebody with Covid,” a spokesman stated.
“He was at Chequers when contacted by Take a look at and Hint and can stay there to isolate. He is not going to be collaborating within the testing pilot. He’ll proceed to conduct conferences with ministers remotely. The Chancellor has additionally been contacted and also will isolate as required and won’t be collaborating within the pilot.”
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