THE former leader of the LibDems Tim Farron is self-isolating over fears he may have coronavirus.

The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale led the party between 2015 and 2017 and stepped down citing that he was finding it difficult to balance being a political leader with his Christain faith.

On Wednesday he tweeted: "I’ve had a fever and persistent cough since Saturday and so have been self-isolating as a precaution. 

"NHS 111 have now advised that it’s likely that I do have coronavirus and so I will continue to be in self-isolation for the rest of the week.

"Although I’ll be largely out of action over the next few days, my team will still be working hard for constituents at this very difficult time."

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The news comes as it emerged Boris Johnson is responding well to treatment after being admitted into intensive care on Monday.

The Prime Minister was taken into hospital on Sunday to be assessed before being taken into intensive care on Monday.

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