The health secretary has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has placed himself into self-isolation after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Mr. Hancock said that after feeling unwell since Wednesday and following medical advice he was tested for Coronavirus.
The news comes just minutes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed he’d tested positive and will be self-isolating in Downing Street.
Both say they have “mild symptoms”.
Controversially front-line healthcare professionals and the general public do not currently have access to routine testing.
In a video published to Twitter, Mr Hancock said; “I’ve been working from home over the last couple of days, because everyone who can work from home should work from home.
“Fortunately for me, symptoms so far have been very mild, so I’ve been able to carry on with the work, driving forward the UK response.
“But also just to say a massive thank you to everybody in the NHS, working in social care and right across the board working in response.
“I thought the clap for the carers moment last night was unbelievable and so wonderful to see the whole country uniting in support for those who look after us.
“I’ll be continuing to do everything I can to get our carers the support they need, but I’ll be doing that from [home] but with no less gusto.
“And then from next Thursday, once I’m out of self-isiolation, and I hope with no more symptoms, then I’ll be able to get back and get stuck in at the office where necessary, but the truth is that all of us can learn that working from home can be really really effective.”