British health minister Matt Hancock said that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home.
Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) March 27, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/TguWH6Blij
As of 09:00 GMT on Thursday, 11,658 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, a rise of 2,129 in the preceding 24 hours.
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 460,000 cases across the globe, with more than 20,000 deaths.