“According to medical recommendations, I was advised to test for coronavirus. I have tested positive, ”Health Minister Matt Hancock announced on Twitter on 27 March.
“Luckily my symptoms were mild and I was still working from home, quarantining myself. We adhere to recommendations to protect the National Health Agency (NHS) and stay alive, ”Mr. Hancock added.
The British Health Minister’s announcement came shortly after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he also tested positive for Covid-19. The British leader has “mild” symptoms.
“I am quarantining myself, but I will continue to lead the government to respond to the epidemic through online video meetings while we are fighting this virus,” said Prime Minister Johnson.
It is not clear how many staff members in the UK government and UK ministers need to be quarantined due to recent contact with Prime Minister Johnson.
Earlier, on March 25, the British royal family also confirmed that Prince Charles, the son of the Queen of England and the head of the throne, had Covid-19 and was quarantining himself at home.
To date, the UK has had 11,658 people with Covid-19 and 578 deaths. He is currently one of the major outbreaks in Europe.
The nationwide blockade order took effect on March 23 and lasted for at least 3 weeks. Accordingly, people will only be able to leave home for necessary reasons such as daily necessities, medicine and employment if they cannot work at home.
In addition, all stores dealing in non-essential goods will be forced to close immediately with libraries, playgrounds, gyms, churches. All activities focused on more than 2 people must stop.