Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson Won't Be Tested Despite Meeting "Tested Positive" Health Minister

Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson Won't Be Tested Despite Meeting "Tested Positive" Health Minister


New Delhi, March 11, 2020:

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be diagnosed for the dreaded Coronavirus despite Health Minister Nadine Dorries tested positive days after attending a reception together.

Dorries had on last Thursday attended a reception with the PM and his fiancé Carrie Symonds in Downing Street last Thursday. According to a statement made by the UK government source, Johnson would not be tested, as he was displaying no symptoms and had not come in close contact with Dorries at the event.

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After her "positive" status, the UK Health Minister took to Twitter and posted, "Thanks for so many good wishes. It’s been pretty rubbish but I hope I’m over the worst of it now. More worried about my 84yo mum who is staying with me and began with the cough today. She is being tested tomorrow. Keep safe and keep washing those hands, everyone."

They also pointed out that the current medical advice stated that one would need to be within 2 meters of someone carrying the infection, which Johnson at no point was.

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However, the Health Minister's diagnosis has raised serious questions on whether Britain's Parliament will need to be temporarily shut down following her presence in a series of events.

The effort to identify all those who have been in contact with Dorries has led officials to advise another lawmaker, Rachael Maskell, to go into self-isolation after she met with the minister.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Mar 12, 2020