Prime Minister's chief medical officer self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms

Boris Johnson’s chief medical officer has revealed he is isolating after experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.

Hours after it was confirmed both the Prime Minister and health secretary Matt Hancock had tested positive for Covid-19 and were experiencing ‘mild symptoms’, it emerged Professor Chris Whitty – who has been working closely with both men – had also decided to isolate.

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He wrote on Twitter: “After experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19 last night, in line with the guidance, I will be self-isolating at home for the next seven days.

I will be continuing to advise the Government on the medical response to Coronavirus, supported by my deputies.”

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