16 November 2020 12:36
F our more Conservative MPs have confirmed they are self-isolating following a breakfast meeting with Boris Johnson and a fellow member of parliament who later tested positive for coronavirus. Andy Carter, Lila Nici, Brendan Clarke-Smith and Katherine Fletcher confirmed they had placed themselves into quarantine after attending Thursday's meeting with the Prime Minister and Lee Anderson. Grimsby MP Ms Nici also announced her adherence to the rules on Twitter, writing: "I have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace following a work meeting last week with Lee Anderson MP and the Prime Minister. Meanwhile, South Ribble MP Ms Fletcher wrote on Facebook: "I have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace following a work meeting in 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister last week.I will now self-isolate at home in Lancashire in line with the rules." The Prime Minister said he was advised to self-isolate by the Government's contact tracing system after attending the 35-minute meeting with a small group of MPs in Downing Street. In a Twitter video message posted on Monday morning, the Prime Minister said: "Hi folks, the good news is that NHS Test and Trace is working ever-more efficiently, but the bad news is that they've pinged me and I've got to self isolate because someone I was in contact with a few days ago has developed Covid.
Boris Johnson is being forced to self-isolate after meeting a Conservative MP, Lee Anderson, who later tested positive for coronavirus. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Monday that under Covid-secure workplace rules, masks are not always worn inside Downing Street, adding that "as prime minister you do meet people". Three other Tory MPs also at the meeting have since said they have been told to self-isolate – Brendan Clarke-Smith, the MP for Bassetlaw in the east Midlands; Andy Carter, the MP for Warrington South, and Lia Nici, the MP for Grimsby. Both Clarke-Smith and Carter had posted photos of themselves at the meeting, also standing relatively near Johnson, and not wearing masks. Play Video 1:53 'They pinged me': Boris Johnson told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace – video In a video message posted to Twitter, Johnson said: "Hi folks, the good news is that NHS test and trace is working ever more efficiently, but the bad news is that they've pinged me and I've got to self isolate because someone I was in contact with a few days ago has developed Covid." PM in Covid isolation for two weeks after meeting MP Lee Anderson Mr Johnson was notified by NHS Test and Trace on Sunday that he must self-isolate and remain at No 10 for 14 days Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been forced to self-isolate after an MP he had a meeting with later tested positive for Covid-19.
We've got to interrupt the spread of the disease and one of the ways we can do that now is by self-isolating for 14 days when contacted by Test and Trace." New Tory MPs Andy Carter, Brendan Clarke-Smith, Katherine Fletcher and Lia Nicci all confirmed they were quarantining at home after attending the meeting with Lee Anderson. Ms Nici told constituents: "I have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace following a work meeting last week with Lee Anderson MP and the Prime Minister. Mr Carter said: "I had a call from test and trace yesterday following a work meeting at 10 Downing Street last Thursday. "We've got to interrupt the spread of the disease and one of the ways we can do that now is by self-isolating for 14 days when contacted by Test and Trace." Lia Nici and Andy Carter were among those who confirmed they have also been contacted by Test and Trace following the meeting (Picture: Lia Nici/Parliament) Four more Tory MPs have been forced to self-isolate following a meeting with the prime minister and another member of Parliament who tested positive for coronavirus. Andy Carter, MP for Warrington South, and MP for Grimsby, Lia Nici, confirmed they are also self-isolating following a breakfast meeting with Lee Anderson and the PM.