British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock both tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, they said in separate announcements. 

Johnson, 55, said: “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.” 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, 41, said: “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.”

Chancellor Rishi Sunak,

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