UK health minister Matt Hancock tests positive for coronavirus

Matt Hancock, British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. (AP)

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms.

“Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating,” he said.

Less than two hours earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he too had tested positive for the virus.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57