Now ANOTHER Tory minister has ‘coronavirus’: Scottish Secretary Alister Jack self-isolates at home with ‘mild temperature and cough’ 24 hours after Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock were struck down with killer bug
Another cabinet minister has been struck down by coronavirus-type symptoms following Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has developed mild symptoms of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and is self-isolating, he has said.
Mr Jack, the Conservative MP for Dumfries and Galloway, said he has not been tested for the virus and his symptoms are a mild temperature and a cough.
He said: ‘In the past 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms associated with coronavirus.
‘In line with medical guidance, I am self-isolating and working from home.’
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has developed mild symptoms of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and is self-isolating, he has said
Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he had been tested for coronavirus and had been diagnosed with Covid-19 and was entering self-isolation in his flat above Number 11 Downing Street.
Prime Ministers since Tony Blair have regularly used the flat above Number 11 as it is bigger than the accommodation above Number 10.
Hours after Mr Johnson revealed his test results, Mr Hancock also admitted he was in self-isolation having been hit by coronavirus.
Later, the government’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty also confirmed he was entering self-isolation having developed symptoms associated with the killer virus.
Mr Jack said he had not been tested for the disease and intends to continue working from home.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday confirmed he had been diagnosed with Covid-19