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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says no COVID-19 symptoms but will continue to self isolate

Johnson was contacted Sunday by the country’s national test-and-trace system after a meeting in which attendee later tested positive.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street, London
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Updated: November 16, 2020 - 7:53am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he has no COVID-19 symptoms and is “fit as a butcher’s dog” but will remain self-isolated after coming into contact last week with a lawmaker who later tested positive. 

Johnson said he was contacted Sunday by the country’s national test-and-trace system and was complying with its order to self-isolate for 14 days, according to the Associated Press. 

Johnson contracted the virus in April and had to spend a week in the hospital.

The U.S. and much of Europe is experiencing a surge in virus cases and hospitalizations.

Johnson made the announcement Monday in a Twitter video in which he also said he will continue to govern using “Zoom and other forms of electronic communication.”

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