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More Tory MPs self-isolating after Boris breakfast meeting

Four more Tory MPs have been forced to self-isolate following a meeting with the prime minister and another member of Parliament who tested positive for coronavirus.

Andy Carter, MP for Warrington South, and MP for Grimsby, Lia Nici, confirmed they are also self-isolating following a breakfast meeting with Lee Anderson and the PM.

Shortly after, MP for Bassetlaw Brendan Clarke-Smith, and Katherine Fletcher, MP for South Ribble, also said they had been contacted by tracers following the No 10 meet.

Mr Anderson, MP for Ashfield, was photographed standing at a short distance from Boris Johnson inside Downing Street, just three days before he started experiencing symptoms.

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He got tested on Saturday and discovered the following day that he had tested positive for the virus.

Mr Johnson announced last night that he is ‘bursting with antibodies’ and feels ‘great’, despite being told to quarantine for a fortnight for a second time this year.

In a video posted on Twitter, the PM said he was ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’ as he tried to lead by example by following Test and Trace rules.

Another four MPs who attended the meeting announced they had also been contacted by tracers to self-isolate.

Mr Carter tweeted this morning: ‘I had a call from test and trace yesterday following a work meeting at 10 Downing Street last Thursday. In line with the rules I am self isolating.’

Ms Nici wrote on Twitter: ‘I have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace following a work meeting last week with Lee Anderson MP and the Prime Minister.

‘As a result I will be self-isolating in line with the rules I currently have no symptoms and will be working from home.’

Mr Clarke-Smith took a more light-hearted approach with his announcement by retweeting the prime minister’s message, writing: ‘In the words of Patrick Swayze… “Ditto”.’

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