British Health Minister Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MattHancock)
Matt Hancock, Health Minister of the United Kingdom, on Friday revealed that he was tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The revelation from Matt Hancock comes hours after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced of being tested positive for coronavirus.
In a tweet, 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."
In a video attached to a tweet, the UK’s Health Minister said, "The health secretary has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms." Hancock further stated that he had been working from home for the past few days and would now be self-isolating. "I just want to say a massive thank you to everybody in the NHS," he added.
Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) March 27, 2020
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
Early today, Boris Johnson posted a video on Twitter and confirmed that he tested positive for coronavirus. "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," he wrote in a Twitter post along with a video message.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson speed recovery after he tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). PM Modi said that Johnson is a fighter and will overcome this challenge as well.