British PM Boris Johnson says he is in good health after being exposed to COVID+ person

Photo courtesy: Twitter/@BorisJohnson
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@BorisJohnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had a COVID scare after he was exposed to someone who tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson on Monday said he was in "good health" and had no symptoms but was self-isolating.

"It doesn't matter that I'm fit as a butcher's dog, feel great… that I've had the disease and I'm bursting with antibodies," he said in a video posted on Twitter. 

Johnson reportedly met a group of MPs at Downing Street on Thursday, one of whom subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The PM was then informed he should self-isolate after being contacted by the country's Test and Trace scheme.

"We've got to interrupt the spread of the disease and one of the ways we can do that now is by self-isolating for 14 days when contacted by Test and Trace," he said in his Twitter video, adding that he would lead the country's coronavirus response from his Downing Street home.

Johnson had spent some time in hospital, at one stage in the intensive care unit, in April when he tested positive for COVID-19. 

CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK, India and UAE. Connected to India covers developments around NRIs. Cover arts, political, sports, finance, entrepreneurship, business, movies, dramas, entertainment and other news for Indians living worldwide.