After PM, UK health minister tests positive for coronavirus


LONDON — British Health Minister Matt Hancock s has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a video posted on his Twitter handle, he confirmed he is afflicted with the virus.

Hancock, 41, said he had experienced mild symptoms of the virus and will be self-isolating until next Thursday.

It comes hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he too had tested positive for the COVID-19.

"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,” he said in the video.

He added: "I'll be continuing to do everything I can to get our carers the support that they need. And I'll be doing that from here but with no less gusto.

"And then from next Thursday, once I'm out of self-isolation and I hope with no more symptoms, then I'll be able to get back stuck in and into the office where necessary.

"But the truth is that all of us can learn that working from home can be really, really effective,” he added. — Agencies