DUP’s Edwin Poots self-isolating after positive Covid test

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Northern Ireland’s Agriculture and Environment Minister Edwin Poots has tested positive for Covid-19, the DUP has confirmed.

A party spokesman said Mr Poots was tested twice while in hospital recently for an appendix operation.

“One test was a negative result and the other showed a positive result for Covid-19,” he said.

“So far, Mr Poots has not displayed any symptoms but is isolating until December 16.”