Scottish Secretary Alister Jack in self-isolation after showing symptoms

MP now working from home in self-isolation

Scotland’s Secretary of State, Alister Jack, is in self-isolation after developing symptoms associated with the coronavirus.

The Dumfries and Galloway MP confirmed he has mild symptoms and is now working from home.

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In a statement, Mr Jack said: “In the past 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms associated with coronavirus.

Alister Jack, Secretary of State for Scotland has not yet been tested for coronavirus.
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“In line with medical guidance, I am self-isolating and working from home.”

The Secretary of State has a mild temperature and a cough, consistent with symptoms relating to the Covid-19 illness.

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The 55-year-old Conservative politician has not yet been tested for the coronavirus.

The announcement comes after it was confirmed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the virus.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also tested positive, while Chief Medical Officer Chris Witty is self-isolating after showing symptoms.



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