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'Must Continue My Self-Isolation': British PM Boris Johnson Says He Still Has Covid-19 Symptom

The prime minister set aside a week to self-isolate on March 27 after he tested positive for coronavirus infection

'Must Continue My Self-Isolation': British PM Boris Johnson Says He Still Has Covid-19 Symptom
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'Must Continue My Self-Isolation': British PM Boris Johnson Says He Still Has Covid-19 Symptom
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2020-04-03T18:27:12+0530

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said he would continue his self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, following a week of staying at home and working remotely.

"In my own case, although I'm feeling better and I have done my seven days of isolation, alas, I still have one of the minor symptoms... a temperature, so in accordance with government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes," he said in a video message on Twitter.

The prime minister had set aside a week to self-isolate on March 27 in accordance with public health advice and has been leading the government via video conference from his residence at 10, Downing Street.

Asked at a media briefing whether Johnson planned to leave on Friday, a government spokesperson said: "We're following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE) and from the chief medical officer which state that you need to self-isolate for a period of seven days, so no change in that."

The spokesperson described Johnson's symptoms as "mild".

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock left quarantine on Thursday after seven days and gave a press conference setting out a five-point plan to ramp up testing to 100,000 a day.

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