Matt Hancock has announced that he is self-isolating at home after being contacted by the NHS Covid-19 app. He will isolate until Sunday.
Matt Hancock to self-isolate
Matt Hancock declared that he will be “staying at home and not leaving at all until Sunday” after being “pinged” by the Test and Trace system and alerted by the NHS Covid-19 app. On Twitter, the Health Secretary shared a video message stressing that self-isolation is “perhaps the most important part of all the social distancing.”
He went on to add: “I know from the app that I’ve been in close contact with somebody who’s tested positive and this is how we break the chains of transmission.”
He did not mention any details on the identity of who the “close contact” was. It is possible that he does not know who the person who tested positive for Covid is.