Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed he has tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus today (March 27).

Hancock announced the news in a short video clip posted to Twitter.

The announcement came minutes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson, also via Twitter, revealed he too had tested positive for Covid-19.

Hancock 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 and self-isolating.

"I'll be self-isolating here until next Thursday.

"I want to say a massive thank you to everybody in the NHS and social care working across the board on the response.

"I'll be doing everything I can to get our carers the support they need from here.

"Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS and save lives."