Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
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UK Prime Minister, Finance Minister Self-Isolate After Health Secretary Tests Positive for CCP Viruson July 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm

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The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak are self-isolating after Health Secretary Sajid Javid tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus. The ministers were initially planning to take daily tests rather than self-isolate following meetings last week with Javid, but subsequently dropped the plan after a furious political backlash. “The prime minister has been contacted by NHS Test and Trace to say he is a contact of someone with COVID,” a spokesman from 10 Downing Street said on July 18. “He was at Chequers when contacted by Test and Trace and will remain there to isolate. He will not be taking part in the testing pilot,” he said, reversing a previous statement from just hours before that Johnson would take part in a pilot programme in which participants who came in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 may take daily rapid tests …

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