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British PM Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after coronavirus exposure

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who battled a coronavirus infection in an intensive care unit earlier this year, is in self-isolation after being exposed to the virus again, officials said Sunday.

In a statement, No. 10 Downing Street said Johnson wasn’t experiencing symptoms but would follow guidance from Britain’s National Health Service, which recommends self-isolation after prolonged exposure to someone who has the virus.

“He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement said.

The move came after Johnson met with Member of Parliament Lee Anderson on Thursday. Anderson developed symptoms after the meeting and later tested positive for coronavirus.

After contracting the virus in March, Johnson, 56, said he survived with “liters and liters of oxygen.” Doctors were preparing to announce his death, he said.

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