Test and Trace contacted Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak.
NHS Test and Trace has informed Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak after they came into touch with someone who tested positive for the virus, according to Downing Street.
The pair would take part in a daily contact testing program to “enable them to continue to work from Downing Street,” according to No10. According to a spokeswoman, both Ministers would only perform “important government business” in the future. However, when the decision drew outrage, No10 issued a statement indicating they would instead be self-isolating.
It comes after Health Secretary Sajid Javid said late Saturday that a thorough PCR test verified the results of an earlier fast lateral flow test that he had got the virus.
According to this website, the Prime Minister met with the Health Secretary face to face on Friday.
Thousands of patients have been forced to leave work as a result of the NHS Covid app “pinging” them.
Businesses have pushed for the app to be redesigned and made less sensitive, citing concerns that they will be unable to operate properly due to staff shortages.
While most Covid limitations in England will be lifted on Monday, the rules on self-isolation for persons who test positive will not be loosened until August 16.
Then, rather of being quarantined at home, people who have been double-jabbed will be able to take exams.
Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak were first thought to be taking part in a test that only covered 20 companies, including Network Rail and the UK Border Force.
Participants in the program take daily tests and only self-isolate from their jobs if the results are good.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick defended the earlier decision, telling Sky News: “I appreciate the displeasure [the public]might feel listening to this.”
“Those who are pinged, like me or other members of the public, will have to self-isolate in the usual manner.”
The “special, exclusive rule” will be horrified by many people across the UK, according to Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth.
“This year, there will be parents across the country who have struggled when their children were taken home because they were in a bubble and had to self-isolate,” he added.
“There will be people in public services, like the NHS, who will have to segregate themselves because they’ve been pinged.
“Waking up this morning to hear that was a shock for many of them.”Brinkwire Summary News”.