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U-turn as Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to self-isolate after criticism

U-turn came hours after No 10 said PM and chancellor would avoid isolation by joining pilot testing scheme

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been forced into a U-turn and will self-isolate after coming into contact with the health secretary, who has contracted Covid-19.

The UK prime minister and chancellor had initially tried to avoid isolation by saying they were part of a pilot testing scheme, prompting an outcry from members of the public and backbench Conservative MPs.

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