British PM self-isolating after COVID-19 contact

The UK Prime Minister is self-isolating after coming into contact with a Conservative MP who tested positive for Covid-19.

Boris Johnson met Lee Anderson, and other lawmakers, in Downing Street last Thursday (November 12).

Anderson subsequently developed COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive.

Johnson took to Twitter on Sunday to announce he had been contacted by NHS Test and Trace:

"I have no symptoms, but am following the rules" he tweeted, adding that he would be working from home leading the government's pandemic response.

It's another major setback for Johnson following last week's resignation of Dominic Cummings, his chief adviser, and Lee Cain, his communications cheif.

Weekend newspapers were full of reports of bitter infighting at Downing Street, painting a picture of a government in chaos.

In an attempt to show he's still got a grip on things, Johnson's office said he will make a string of announcements over the next two weeks on issues from the pandemic to green policy.

This is not Johnson's first brush with the disease, he was admitted to intensive care in a London hospital earlier this year with Covid-19 and credits healthcare workers with saving his life.