Boris Johnson has tested negative for Covid, but still self-isolating, No 10 says
The Downing Street lobby briefing has just ended. And here is one of the top lines
Boris Johnson has tested negative for coronavirus, the prime minister’s spokesman said. People without coronavirus symptoms are not supposed to get tests through the normal testing system, but the spokesman claimed that Johnson was able to get a lateral flow test (one of the rapid-result ones) because Downing Street was was part of a mass testing pilot – an arrangement that until today has not been publicised. The spokesman said:
We are piloting these in a wide variety of settings at the moment. We are using them in schools, universities, workplaces, Liverpool.
In No 10 we are taking part in a pilot where some staff have access to a lateral flow test if they wish to.