Chris Whitty, the chief medical advisor to the British government, contracted the coronavirus and went into self-isolation. According to SkyNews.
According to Whitty, last night he had symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. He’ll stay in isolation for seven days, as recommended.
Whitty has recently given frequent press conferences with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with coronavirus on March 27.
Whitty stressed that he would continue to consult, and deputies would help him.
Earlier, March 27, head of the British Ministry of Health Matt Hancock reported about his infection. He said he was carrying the disease in a mild form and continued working from home.
March 23, Johnson announced about the introduction of a three-week quarantine in the country due to the spread of the new coronavirus.