U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson self isolated after being exposed to the coronavirus

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with a member of parliament who has tested positive for coronavirus. He is not showing symptoms but would follow guidance from Britain’s National Health Service. “He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, ” a government spokesman said in a statement. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled a coronavirus infection in intensive care earlier this year, in March. There have been few documented cases of people becoming reinfected with the virus, but experts have said it’s unclear how widespread the phenomenon is.

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Lee Anderson, a fellow member of Johnson’s Conservative Party who Johnson met tested positive for the virus and his wife too. He and Johnson stood side by side, both unmasked. A second lockdown imposed in England barring effectively all nonessential activity is in effect and due to expire in early December. As of Saturday, the country had recorded 1.3 million cases and more than 51,000 deaths since the pandemic began.