On Thursday morning the UK prime minister met with some MPs, including Ashfield and Eastwood MP, Lee Anderson, who posted a picture of himself with the PM – standing apart but not wearing masks – after their meeting.
Anderson later developed symptoms for COVID-19 and has now tested positive.
The PM’s spokesperson said he was not showing any symptoms and is self-isolating in Downing Street where he will continue to work.
In a statement, the No. 10 spokesperson said: “The prime minister has today been notified by NHS Test and Trace that he is required to self-isolate as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
“The Prime Minister will follow the rules and is self-isolating.
“He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of Covid-19.”