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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock Test Positive for Coronavirus

Published: 27 March 2020

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have both tested positive for coronavirus [COVID19].

Johnson posted a message and a video on Twitter saying he had a temperature and a persistent cough 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.”

“I am working from home, I’m self-isolating, and that’s entirely the right thing to do. Be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus.” he said

After the prime minister announcement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock posted a video on Twitter saying that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He also said the symptoms are mild and that he is working from home and self-isolating.

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