COVID-19: Boris Johnson self-isolating after meeting with MP who tested positive

COVID-19: Boris Johnson self-isolating after meeting with MP who tested positive

- Boris Johnson is being forced into self-isolation again as the United Kingdom continues to observe its second lockdown

- The move is a precautionary measure after the British prime minister met a member of parliament who recently tested positive for coronavirus

- Johnson contracted the disease himself in late March and was at some point in intensive care

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British prime minister, Boris Johnson was forced into self-isolation on Sunday, November 16 just as he met some members of parliament, one of whom subsequently tested positive for the virus.

Johnson was pictured standing next to Lee Anderson, a parliament member for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, inside Downing Street on Thursday, November 12 with the men less than 2 meters apart and neither wearing a mask.

COVID-19: Boris Johnson self-isolating after meeting with MP who tested positive

Boris Johnson has begun self-isolating after meeting with MP who tested positive. Photo credit: @NBCNews
Source: Twitter

The advice for Johnson to now self-isolate for 10 days while he is expected to continue to make public statements from inside No 10, including on the government’s latest plans.

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Johnson contracted the disease himself in late March, shortly after announcing the first nationwide lockdown.

Some of Johnson's followers have been commenting on the news via Twitter:

Jeremy Hume wrote:

“The lockdown in Spain was extremely strict. In Spain, masks must be worn both inside and outdoors. Despite this Spanish cases skyrocketed throughout August. Mandatory distancing/mask-wearing does not work. Boris's arbitrary coronavirus restrictions will achieve nothing.”

James Sinclair

“Boris has the mysterious virus AGAIN!! Does this prove you can get it again and again, and again? Just like the flu. Oh but wait, the new miracle vaccine is coming! The thing is you will need to be injected again and again and again and again, for the rest of your lives.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX, Elon Musk has revealed that he tested positive and negative for COVID-19 twice.

The 49-year-old South African-born billionaire tweeted the news through his official Twitter account late on Thursday, 12 November.

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According to Musk, he experienced symptoms of the common cold and had tested positive twice for the virus and then tested negative twice.

In a related development, a new study has revealed that many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness.

This was predicted by psychiatrists Monday, November 9 after a large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.

Anxiety, depression, and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems.

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