Boris Johnson pulls out of Lancashire visit as family member tests positive for Covid

Downing Street has confirmed that the Prime Minister will not visit a vaccine centre in Burnley.

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Boris Johnson has pulled out of a planned visit to Lancashire “due to a family member testing positive for coronavirus”, Downing Street said.

The Prime Minister had been due to give interviews to the media during a visit to a coronavirus vaccine centre in Burnley.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister will no longer be visiting Lancashire today due to a family member testing positive for coronavirus.

“He will follow the guidance for vaccinated close contacts, including daily testing and limiting contact with others.”

Although there is no legal requirement to self-isolate, contacts of people who test positive for Covid are advised to take daily lateral flow tests and “limit close contact with other people outside your household”.

This comes after Mr Johnson apologised on Wednesday for attending a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing Street garden in May 2020, when the rest of the country was in lockdown.

Boris Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister is increasingly reliant on the outcome of a potentially bombshell report being prepared by a senior official, as he faced brazen calls for his resignation from his own backbenchers.