Seven months after he battled a critical case of Covid-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain introduced on Sunday that he was quarantining after coming into contact with a lawmaker later discovered to be contaminated.
Mr. Johnson’s workplace stated in a press release that he felt fantastic and was displaying no signs.
Specialists say it’s nonetheless too early to know the way lengthy immunity to the coronavirus lasts, however reinfection with the virus is considered very uncommon for at the least many months after the primary sickness.
Mr. Johnson went into isolation after the Nationwide Well being Service’s test-and-trace program contacted him and stated he had been uncovered to the coronavirus. On Thursday, he spent about half an hour with a member of Parliament who examined constructive after feeling ailing.
Apart from isolating himself, Mr. Johnson is conducting enterprise as normal, officers stated. “He’ll keep it up working from Downing Avenue, together with on main the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” his workplace’s assertion stated.
The prime minister had a detailed name with the virus in April, when he was hospitalized and spent three days in intensive care.
Mr. Johnson has been accused repeatedly of taking a lackadaisical strategy to the pandemic, however when he emerged from the hospital he appeared chastened.
In an emotional five-minute video, Mr. Johnson thanked the nation’s Nationwide Well being Service, declaring it had “saved my life, no query.”
Over three months in the summertime, the portion of individuals in Britain with detectable antibodies to the coronavirus fell by about 27 %. Specialists say it’s regular for ranges of antibodies to drop after the physique clears an an infection. Nonetheless, when wanted, immune cells already carry a reminiscence of the virus and might churn out recent antibodies.
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