The fallout from Boris Johnson’s meeting with a Tory MP who later tested positive for Covid-19 is growing — as four other Conservatives are now self-isolating.
The PM said he feels “great” on his first working day isolating in No 10.
In a video on Monday, Mr Johnson urged others to “follow the rules” if contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
On Thursday, Mr Johnson spent about 35 minutes with Tory MP Lee Anderson, who lost his sense of taste the next day.
The prime minister was contacted by a clinician at NHS Test and Trace on Sunday, who had spoken to Mr Anderson about his movements and decided their meeting counted as close enough contact to require self-isolation.
Mr Johnson, who was admitted to intensive care with coronavirus seven months ago, has maintained the pair followed all social distancing advice during the appointment.
The four other Conservative MPs self-isolating following the meeting include South Ribble MP Katherine Fletcher, Warrington South MP Andy Carter, Great Grimsby MP Lia Nici and Bassetlaw MP Brendan Clarke-Smith.
The PM’s period of isolation begins as the government prepares a policy relaunch.-Chronicle