Published On: Fri, Mar 27th, 2020

British Health Secretary Hancock tests positive for coronavirus

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock

London: British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms.

Less than two hours earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he too had tested positive for the virus.

“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this,” he said. Hancock, who is a key member of Johnson’s coronavirus “War Cabinet”, said in a video message that he will be self-isolating until Thursday.

Nearly two hours after Mr Johnson announced he had tested positive for Covid-19, Mr Hancock tweeted that he too has tested positive for coronavirus.


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