London, United Kingdom:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was in “good health” and showed no symptoms despite self-isolation after someone he was in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.
“It doesn’t matter that I’m in good shape as a butcher’s dog, that I’m feeling good… that I’ve had the disease and that I’m overflowing with antibodies,” he said in a video posted to Twitter.
Hello everyone, our NHS Test & Trace program has asked me to self-isolate for two weeks, after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19.
– Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 16, 2020
“We need to stop the spread of the disease and one of the ways we can do that now is to self-isolate for 14 days when contacted by Test and Trace,” he added, saying he would lead the country’s virus response from his Downing Street home.
Johnson spent three days in intensive care with coronavirus in April. This time around, Johnson said he was not suffering from any symptoms and Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Monday he looked “full of beans”.
The prime minister has been told he is expected to self-isolate after being contacted by the country’s Test and Trace program.
The announcement came after Johnson met with a group of MPs in Downing Street on Thursday, including one who later developed symptoms of Covid-19 and has now tested positive.
The British leader said his coronavirus case was seriously made worse by being overweight, but had since lost 26 pounds (12 kilograms).
“I will continue this diet, because you have to look for the hero inside yourself, in the hope that this individual is considerably thinner,” he joked last month.
Britain has been the worst-affected country in Europe, recording more than 50,000 coronavirus deaths out of 1.2 million positive cases.
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