UK opposition Labour leader tests positive for COVID-19

Keir Starmer, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday

  
British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks with medical staff during a visit to the Whittington Hospital in London, Britain March 15, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS Image used for illustrative purpose

British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks with medical staff during a visit to the Whittington Hospital in London, Britain March 15, 2021. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS Image used for illustrative purpose

LONDON - The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the party said.

House of Commons speaker Lindsay Hoyle said Starmer would be replaced by his party's business spokesman Ed Miliband at the weekly session of questions to Prime Minister Boris Johnson because he was isolating.

(Reporting by Kate Holton and William James, Writing by Kylie MacLellan, Editing by Paul Sandle)


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