Much Ado About Nothing as UK PM Johnson Gets Cleared of Covid-19
12:59 GMT 19.07.2021 (Updated: 14:25 GMT 19.07.2021)
Johnson, who was struck down by coronavirus in 2020 and got vaccinated in 2021, recently tested negative for Covid-19, his spokesperson said on Monday.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pinged by the UK's NHS Test and Trace app after coming into close contact with Health Minister Sajid Javid who tested positive – as a result, BoJo is now self-isolating at home.
On Monday, the PM's spokesman said that he has no plans to change the sensitivity of the Covid-19 app following more than half a million alerts issued in the first week of July.
The self-isolation requirement will be scrapped for under 18s and fully-vaccinated adults who come into contact with positive people on 16 August.
Downing Street has now ruled out bringing forward the date, despite businesses suffering from staff shortages due to thousands getting pinged and asked to self-isolate.
Johnson's spokesperson added that the PM was pinged while he was at Chequers last weekend.