London: Keir Starmer, leader of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party, has tested positive for Covid-19.
Starmer carries out daily lateral flow tests but this is the first time he has tested positive, Xinhua news agency quoted Sky News as saying in a report.
Due to the test result, he missed an opportunity to challenge the UK government in-person on its new budget Wednesday afternoon.
Starmer will have to self-isolate for 10 days.
This is the fifth time he has had to self-isolate since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, most recently in July when one of his children tested positive, according to local media reports.