British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he felt “fine” and had no symptoms when beginning a period of isolation at his official residence after being in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
The head of the Government, who last April he was in intensive care for coronavirus, has pointed out in a video posted on his Twitter that the British health system contacted him after the virus tracking system through mobile registered the contact.
Johnson has asked the population to comply with isolation if it is required by health workers in order to control the coronavirus, even if a person has already had the disease and has antibodies.
“We have to stop the spread of the disease and one of the ways to do it now is with isolation for 14 days when contacted by the tracking system,” he added.
The prime minister, isolated in his private apartment in the official Downing Street residence, has said he feels “very good” and as fit as “a butcher’s dog.”
According to the media, Johnson had spent about 35 minutes with Conservative MP Lee Anderson, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The United Kingdom has registered another 168 deaths from COVID-19 this Sunday, while the number of new infections has risen to 24,962, according to official figures. With these data, the total number of deaths from coronavirus reaches 51,934 since the beginning of the pandemic, with a total of 1,369,318 cases.