Johnson self-isolating at the start of crunch week

Johnson, who was hospitalised after becoming seriously ill with the virus in April, is not showing any symptoms and will work from Downing Street. [EPA-EFE/VICKIE FLORES]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after meeting a Conservative lawmaker who has since tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Johnson, who was hospitalised after becoming seriously ill with the virus in April, is not showing any symptoms and will work from Downing Street. 

The UK prime minister faces a crunch week in which he will seek to finalise an EU-UK trade deal at a summit on Thursday and repair tensions between his private office and his Conservative party after two of his chief advisors were forced out last week.

Former chief adviser to the prime minister, Dominic Cummings, and former Downing Street director of communications, Lee Cain, left Johnson’s office last week following a bitter power struggle. Cummings has since criticised what he described as Johnson’s ‘dithering’ and indecisiveness. (Benjamin Fox | EURACTIV.com)

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