UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled a visit to northern England Thursday after a relative got here down with Covid, officers mentioned, a day after he apologised over a lockdown-breaking social gathering.
“The prime minister will not be visiting Lancashire right now on account of a member of the family testing optimistic for coronavirus,” a Downing Road spokesperson mentioned.
“He’ll comply with the steerage for vaccinated shut contacts, together with each day testing and limiting contact with others.”
In Britain, absolutely vaccinated individuals not need to self-isolate after coming into contact with an contaminated particular person. However they’re suggested to “restrict shut contact with different individuals outdoors your family”.
Johnson lives in a Downing Road flat together with his spouse Carrie and their two babies.
For his critics, Johnson’s scrupulous adherence to the foundations now will distinction together with his attendance at a celebration within the Downing Road backyard in Could 2020, when Britain was beneath a strict lockdown.
After days of stonewalling the scandal, on Wednesday he issued “heartfelt apologies”, conceding that hundreds of thousands had noticed the lockdown even at the price of lacking ultimate farewells to dying family members.
However opposition events and even some Conservatives are demanding Johnson resign.
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