CORONAVIRUS has stricken Downing Street as the health secretary Matt Hancock also tested positive for the infection.

Mr Hancock confirmed the diagnosis in a video message on Twitter today.

The senior politician is now self-isolating and working from home. 

He said: "Following medical advice I was advised to test for coronavirus.

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"Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I am working from home and self-isolating."

The announcement was made only hours after the Prime Minister confirmed he has tested positive and is also self-isolating at Number 10.

More updates to follow.