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UK's opposition Labour leader Starmer is self-isolating

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks during question period at the House of Commons in London, Britain September 9, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, is self-isolating after a member of his household showed COVID-19 symptoms.

“The member of his household has now had a test,” a Labour spokeswoman said. “In line with National Health Service guidelines, Keir will self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test and further advice from medical professionals.”

Starmer will not be able to speak in a debate in parliament later on Monday over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce treaty with the European Union.

Reporting by William Schomberg; editing by Michael Holden

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