Thursday, May 23, 2024

Following a minister’s infection, the UK Prime Minister will self-isolate when not at work

LONDON: (Monitoring Desk) After his health minister tested positive for coronavirus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will handle with “only vital government business” in the next days, Downing Street said on Sunday.

After Health Secretary Sajid Javid stated on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, UK Prime Minister and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak were also designated but are participating in a government pilot scheme that allows us to keep working, according to a spokeswoman.

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According to the terms of the pilot, participants must undergo daily tests and self-isolate when not at work. The news comes as Johnson’s government prepares to lift the majority of coronavirus limitations in the United Kingdom on Monday.