UK opposition leader self-isolating for third time
Labour's Keir Starmer ‘will be working from home’ for a third time during the pandemic.
U.K. Labour leader Keir Starmer is in self-isolation for a third time after being notified by the National Health Service’s coronavirus app.
“This morning I was notified that I must self isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19,” Starmer wrote on Twitter.
The opposition party leader added that he is asymptomatic, but will continue to work remotely until February 1.
Under British rules, Starmer will need to isolate for a total of ten days since the “encounter date,” which the contact-tracing app calculates by counting back from the initial contact.
This would mean Starmer’s contact would have likely taken place towards the end of last week.
Starmer previously entered self-isolation in September and in December. Similarly, Heath Secretary Matt Hancock was also notified last Monday, and had finished isolating on Sunday.