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Virus Quarantine Complicates A Big Week For Boris Johnson

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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020 file photo British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Johnson is self-isolating after being told he came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Sunday Nov. 15. "He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic," a statement from his office said. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

(AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” and remains in charge despite being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days after meeting a lawmaker who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Johnson said in a Twitter video message that he has no COVID-19 symptoms and will continue to govern using “Zoom and other forms of electronic communication.” The quarantine comes requirement comes at the start of a crucial week in which Johnson is trying to suppress a new surge in U.K. coronavirus infections, quell turmoil within his Conservative Party and secure a trade deal with the European Union.

 

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