The Week reports:
The United Kingdom’s prime minister and health secretary have now both tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock announced Friday morning he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing “mild symptoms.” He said he will self-isolate, though he’s already been working from home recently.
“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,” Hancock said.
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#StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/TguWH6Blij
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) March 27, 2020