Covid19: UK’s PM urged to self isolate for additional seven days
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already tired of been in self isolation following his coronavirus result last Thursday which is positive.
He hopes to be out Friday.
Pleas from doctor and Labour MP Rosena Allin-Khan urging the PM to stay away from people for another seven days seems to be falling on deaf ears.
His spokesman confirmed that Mr Johnson intends to leave isolation in No 11 Downing St at the end of the week.
Mr Johnson’s spokesman today said he had mild symptoms and “that remains the case”
The spokesman added: “Obviously we’re following the guidelines which say you need to self isolate for 7 days.”
Dr Allin-Khan, said on Sunday that Mr Johnson should double his isolation to 14 days in line with World Health Organisation guidance.
According to the UK guidance, people with symptoms should isolate for seven days, or 14 days for entire households.
Asked if the PM was still hoping to be out on Friday his spokesman said: “That’s the guidance that we’re working to.”
But the Tooting MP has repeatedly demanded that Mr Johnson continue on self isolation for another seven days.
Dr Allin-Khan advised the infected Ministers Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock to set a perfect example for others to follow and also adhere to best international advice.
“I would like the Prime Minister to self-isolate for 14 days,” she told Sky News on Sunday
“I’m deeply concerned the advice we’re giving is not in keeping with what the WHO are saying – they’re saying you can continue to spread the virus long after the symptoms are gone.”
Dr Allin-Khan has said the UK should change its advice, and follow the World Health Organisation guidance which calls for people showing symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days max.