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Boris Johnson attempts to justify self isolation U-turn

Boris Johnson has posted a video message attempting to explain away his remarkable U-turn over self isolating after revealing he had been in contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid who has tested positive for Covid.

In the video posted on his Twitter feed, Mr Johnson said ‘I’ve been pinged’ and while he had ‘briefly’ looked at joining the daily contact testing scheme which is being trialled in the Cabinet Office and a number of other public and private sector organisations, he had decided to self isolate.

He added: “I think it is far more important that everybody sticks to the same rules and that’s why I’m going to be self-isolating until July 26.

“I know how frustrating it all is but I really do urge everybody to stick with the programme and take the appropriate course action when you are asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace.”

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