London, March 27 : Shortly after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced he had tested positive for coronavirus and would work in self-isolation, Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said that he was also infected with the disease.
"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 (and) self-isolating.
"Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS (and) save lives#StayHomeSaveLives," he said in in a tweet.
The 41-year-old Hancock, who had succeeded Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health in 2018, is not the only one in the key ministry to be diagnosed Covid-19.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety Nadine Dorries had earlier this month announced she was self-isolating herself after testing positive for Covid-19.
She has since recovered and returned to Parliament on March 24 to be greeted by a round of applause.