The United Kingdom's prime minister and health secretary have now both tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock announced Friday morning he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing "mild symptoms." He said he will self-isolate, though he's already been working from home recently.
"Fortunately for me, the symptoms so far have been very mild, so I've been able to carry on with the work driving forward the UK response," Hancock said.
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This comes shortly after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he tested positive for COVID-19 as well, becoming the first world leader to do so. Like Hancock, Johnson said his symptoms are mild and that he would continue working from home. Johnson had recently imposed strict lockdown measures in the U.K., closing non-essential businesses and banning public gatherings of more than two people.
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