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UK health minister goes down with Covid-19

2020-03-27 HKT 21:31
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Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Friday said he had tested positive for Covid-19, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating with "mild symptoms" of the virus.

"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," Hancock announced on Twitter.

Later British media reported that England's chief medical oficer, Professor Chris Whitty, was self-isolating after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

On Twitter, Professor Whitty said he would continue to advise the government on its reponses to the outbreak with help from his deputies.

(with additional reporting by AFP)