Uproar after Boris Johnson initially declines to isolate after contact with COVID patient

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will now self-isolate following uproar over their plans to avoid staying at home after Sajid Javid's positive COVID-19 test, Downing Street has said.

After Mr Javid, the newly-appointed health secretary, contracted coronavirus and went into quarantine, it was thought a number of other ministers and officials might also have to self-isolate.

Downing Street initially said that Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak would be taking in a pilot scheme whereby they would be tested daily and so did not have to quarantine.

Following widespread uproar this morning, however, it's now been announced that the pair will self-isolate after all.