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.