UK health secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for COVID-19

A total of 11,658 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in Britain

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, The UK, Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, COVID - 19

Hours after UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 in a video message, health secretary Matt Hancock also revealed in a video posted that he has tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms.

Hancock tweeted: ‘Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. 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.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has posted a video revealing he has a temperature and a persistent cough. “I am working from home, I’m self isolating, and that’s entirely the right thing to do,” he said.

He tweeted, “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. 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."

Britain’s Prince Charles has also tested positive for the novel coronavirus two days back. Charles has self-isolated in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, who has tested negative for the coronavirus.

A total of 11,658 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in Britain, and yesterday it recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of deaths to 578.