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Health Secretary Matt Hancock Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Just hours after Boris Johnson announced he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has also revealed he's contracted Covid-19.

The 41-year-old took to Twitter to update people, writing: "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 #StayHomeSaveLives'."

Wishing him well, one person wrote: "You're doing a great job Matt! Stay safe and hopefully they only remain mild symptoms," another added: "Top man. Doing a great job in circumstances. Take care."

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Commending his efforts, another commented: "Get well soon Matt, you've been brilliant thus far."

Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus. Credit: PA
Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus. Credit: PA

Others didn't hesitate to comment on the fact that tests are quickly being made available for politicians, with one pointing out: "Government seems to have found a secret stash of test kits for themselves whilst NHS staff are ill [sic] equipt and unable to carry out the very same test."

Someone else responded: "Amazing how the test suddenly is available for the few not the many," while a third quizzed: "WHERE ARE THE TESTS FOR THE NHS STAFF?"

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PM Boris Johnson has also tested positive for Covid-19. Credit: PA
PM Boris Johnson has also tested positive for Covid-19. Credit: PA

Earlier today UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he had tested positive for coronavirus, taking to Twitter writing: "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."

In the video that he posted on his social media channel, Johnson explained that despite displaying 'mild symptoms' of a temperature and persistent cough, he would be 'working from home' and continuing his duties.

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The 55-year-old said: "I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of modern medicine, to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus.

"And I want to thank everyone who's involved, of course, above all, our amazing NHS staff. It was very moving last night to join in that national clap for the NHS."

It's okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD's aim with our Coronavirus campaign, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we're facing. For more information from the World Health Organisation on Coronavirus, click here.

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]