Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating after household 'symptoms'


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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after a member of his household “showed possible symptoms of the coronavirus”, the party has said.

The person displaying symptoms has had a test and Sir Keir is now awaiting the results “in line with NHS guidelines”, they added.

The Labour leader will not be speaking in Monday’s Commons debate on the government’s post-Brexit plans.

However, he is not reported to have shown any coronavirus symptoms.

Sir Keir – who is due to address the TUC Congress on Tuesday – found out about the concerns over the member of his household following an appearance on LBC radio on Monday morning.

Last week, Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg announced he was self-isolating at home after one of his children showed symptoms of coronavirus.

The infection rate is rising across the UK, with rules restricting the size of social gatherings coming into force in England, Scotland and Wales from Monday.

A Labour spokesperson said: “This morning Keir Starmer was advised to self isolate after a member of his household showed possible symptoms of the coronavirus.

“The member of his household has now had a test. In line with NHS guidelines, Keir will self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test and further advice from medical professionals.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken into intensive care in April after he caught coronavirus.



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