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Health minister Hancock tests positive for coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State of Health Matt Hancock is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

LONDON (Reuters) - Health minister Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms.

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

Reporting by Michael Holden, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison

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