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25/01/2021 10:12 GMT | Updated 25/01/2021 10:27 GMT

Labour Leader Keir Starmer Forced To Self-Isolate – Again

Party says he does not have symptoms but came into close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid.

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Labour Party leader Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer has been forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus

The Labour leader has said he does not have any symptoms and will be working from home until next Monday.

He said in a tweet: “This morning I was notified that I must self isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“I have no symptoms and will be working from home until next Monday.” 

It is not yet clear whether Starmer will take part in prime minister’s questions in the Commons virtually on Wednesday. 

If not, deputy leader Angela Rayner may face Boris Johnson in his place. 

It is the third time Starmer has had to self-isolate since the start of the pandemic last year. 

In mid-September, his daughter tested positive for the disease

Most recently, he had to self-isolate in December after a staff member tested positive for the virus.

Starmer has previously tested negative for the virus.