Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has disclosed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
This revelation comes shortly after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he had also tested positive for the coronavirus.
” I‘ve tested positive. …. Fortunately for me the symptoms so far have been very mild so I’ve been able to carry on with the work driving forward the UK response,” Mr Hancock said in a video posted to Twitter.
He said that he was working from home and elf-isolating. “Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS & save lives,” Mr Hancock said.
With Mr Johnson and Mr Hancock positive, the two UK leaders leading the fight against coronavirus are now forced to work from home.
Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) March 27, 2020
I‘ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating.
Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS & save lives#StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/TguWH6Blij
In a recent announcement Mr Hancock said: “We are working incredibly hard, day and night, to protect the nation’s public health whilst supporting our NHS so it can continue to look after patients in need of care.
“It is vital that we do everything we can to protect ourselves, our families and our friends from being impacted by the virus. But for those who are at the highest risk in our society, we have to do even more to ensure they’re kept safe. Whether it’s going shopping for a neighbour in need, or keeping inside if you know you’re at risk, we all have a part to play in protecting the welfare of those who are most vulnerable.”